PDF Shared Review

Shared-review is a server-based solution scheme to merging and distributing PDF form data including comments.

The server/client framework involves SOAP communication to and from server, conversion of PDF form data to and from XML, and manipulation of PDF annotations. This is an Adobe-defined architecture, for which our main interest is to generate data packets that are compatible with this architecture and to consume data response returned by the server.

This functionality firstly involves bi-directional conversion between XML representation of all annotations, including visual styles and data contents, and the equivalent PDF representations, and secondly it involves reading PDF file transferred with the data communication as a binary CSO file, which is a special flavor of PDF.


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