U.S. Committee Statement on 1.7
The US National Body committee that proposed and is supporting the work of TC171/SC2 with respect to the work item ISO 32000, wishes to communicate some background information with respect to this work and urge you to support this work in your own national body deliberations.
In preparing ISO/DIS 32000, Document management - Portable document format (PDF 1.7), PDF Reference 1.7 (including associated errata) was edited to create a document that is both easier to read and understand, and more in line with the style requirements of the international standards community. The key goals during that process were to ensure that the resultant document was technically consistent with the PDF Reference 1.7 published by Adobe in November 2006 and to also incorporate the interpretations of that specification provided by PDF application developers. We supported this action.
The members of the US technical committee who have reviewed the ISO draft and PDF Reference 1.7 agree that these documents are technically consistent.
If it would be useful to your national body to have a more detailed explanation of the process used to create the ISO Draft, Jim King of Adobe has indicated to us that he is willing to meet with any concerned national body groups as they review this proposed International Standard. Jim is the Senior Adobe PDF Platform Architect that led this effort.
We would appreciate any feedback that you can provide to us concerning this proposed work item. At your request, the US PDF committee would be pleased to help you resolve any issues resulting from your review of the standard that would help you to support this proposed work item.