Bug 49479 - Option to make PDF binary equal between runs (for Apache Forrest)
Summary: Option to make PDF binary equal between runs (for Apache Forrest)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fop - Now in Jira
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pdf (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: fop-dev
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-21 08:38 UTC by Jeremias Maerki
Modified: 2012-04-07 01:52 UTC (History)
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Description Jeremias Maerki 2010-06-21 08:38:57 UTC
FOP currently always creates a file ID in the PDF trailer even though it's optional. It is required mostly be PDF/A and PDF/X. It may make sense to disable the generation via a configuration item. We probably shouldn't disable it by default because some people may rely on it by now.

Second, the metadata date is always set to the current date even if it is given in an XMP packet. That also prohibits binary equality.

Adding this would allow Forrest to produce the same PDFs from run to run so they don't cause SVN diffs all the time.
Comment 1 Glenn Adams 2012-04-07 01:43:37 UTC
resetting P2 open bugs to P3 pending further review