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2006-12-11

Adobe MARS: Looks Interesting

Eliot Kimber - Adobe MARS: Looks Interesting:

"MARS is an XML-based format that is intended as a functional replacement for PDF. It's not really accurate to call it an XML version of PDF because it's not a simple transliteration of PDF into tags (which could be done easily enough) but a ground-up exercise in designing and XML-based scheme for doing what PDF does.

[...] MARS tries to use standards as much as it can and it seems to do so to a remarkable level of completeness. It uses SVG for representing each page, supports the usual standards for media objects (bitmaps, videos, etc.). Uses Zip for packaging, and so on." 

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 11:18:02 +0000