PDF Standards – Current Status

ISO TC 171 SC 2

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 171 Sub-committee (SC) 2 develops many of the ISO PDF standards, including the main PDF specification (ISO 32000). The 3D PDF Consortium actively participates in the PDF standards development as both a member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and as a class A liaison organization. Members of the 3D PDF Consortium have access to all the standards documentation and are invited to participate in TC 171 SC2 meetings.

If you would like to participate in the development of these standards, please contact info@3dpdfconsortium.org.

The following is a list of all the current ISO standards activity for TC 171 SC2.

WG5 - PDF/A

WG5 is responsible for PDF/A (ISO 19005) and supporting standards for long-term preservation of PDF files.

Name
ISO Number
Title
Status
Next Steps
PDF/A-1 19005-1
Electronic document file format for long-term preservation — Part 1: Use of PDF 1.4 (PDF/A-1)
Systematic Review
(closes 9/2/20)
WG5 meeting
(12/7/20)
PDF/A-4 19005-4
Electronic document file format for long-term preservation — Part 4: Use of ISO 32000-2 (PDF/A-4)
DIS ballot
(closes 6/5/20)
WG5 meeting
(6/18/20)

 

WG7 - PDF/Engineering

5/29/20)WG7 is responsible for PDF/E (ISO 24517) and supporting standards for the use of PDF in engineering workflows.

Name
ISO Number
Title
Status
Next Steps
PRC 14739-1.2
3D use of Product Representation Compact (PRC) format — Part 1: PRC
Restarted
WG7 meeting
(12/7/20)
ECMAScipt for PDF 19005-4
ECMAScript for PDF — Part 1: Use of ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
8 week FDIS ballot (5/29/20)
WG7 meeting
(12/7/20)
PDF with STEP TS 24064
Portable Document Format — 3D data streams conforming to the ISO 10303:242 (STEP AP242) specification
8 week PDTS ballot
(6/19/20)
WG7 meeting
(12/7/20)
Non-rectangular Links TS 24654
Portable Document Format — Non-Rectangular Links
Approved for DTS
waiting on reference  Implementations

 

WG8 - PDF specification

WG8 is responsible for PDF (ISO 32000) and supporting standards.

Name
ISO Number
Title
Status
Next Steps
PDF Raster 23504-1
Raster image transport and storage — Part 1: Use of ISO 32000 (PDF/R-1)
Approved for Publication
Publish
PDF2 32000-2
Portable document format — Part 2: PDF 2.0
DIS ballot
(closes 6/5/20)
WG8 meeting
(6/15/20)

 

WG9 - PDF universal accessibility (PDF/UA)

WG9 is responsible for PDF/UA (ISO 14289) and supporting standards for accessible PDF files.

Name
ISO Number
Title
Status
Next Steps
PDF/UA 14289-2.4
Electronic document file format enhancement for accessibility — Part 2: Use of ISO 32000-2 (PDF/UA-2)
Restarted

 

12 week NP ballot
(7/21/20)

 

WG12 - Metadata (XMP)

WG12 is responsible for the XMP (ISO 16684) metadata standards.

Name
ISO Number
Title
Status
Next Steps
XMP JSON-LD 16684-3
Extensible metadata platform (XMP) — Part 3: JSON-LD serialization of XMP
20 week ballot
(6/5/20)
WG12 meeting
(12/7/20)

 

Last updated: 5/7/20