[XeTeX] XeTeX maintenance

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Mon Apr 27 21:28:31 CEST 2015

Hi all,

On 28/04/2015, at 0:40, Apostolos Syropoulos <asyropoulos at yahoo.com> wrote:

>> As to whether "XML is a particularly good format not only here or for
>> anything", all I can say is that in my experience we (humanity, that is)
>> have not yet come up with anything better; LaTeX 2e, by explicitly
>> permitting the conflation of form and content, fails abysmally in this
>> respect (IMHO, of course).
> Well I think that JSON is currently the next hot thing in computing together with big data.
> Many consider that JSON will eventually replace XML. Also, about the PDF format I think that
> archivable PDF
> http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000252.shtml
> is very important.

Now PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-2a, PDF/A-3a are all accessible tagged PDF
(whereas the 'b' and 'u' sub levels need not be tagged).
It isn't much more to get PDF/UA from PDF/A-1a, etc, and so have validation for both.
This should be a major aim of our community.

> A.S.
> ----------------------
> Apostolos Syropoulos
> Xanthi, Greece


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