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Re: heads up: Adobe now has full 64-bit Flash support

From: Chris Adams <cmadams_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 12:43:41 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Once upon a time, Don Quixote de la Mancha <quixote@dulcineatech.com> said:
> Is Adobe Reader's ability to fill out tax forms something only it can
> do because the file format and API are undocumented, or just because
> the Open Source PDF readers have not yet implemented the feature?

The PDF format is fully documented and open (and IIRC even includes a
waiver of any applicable Adobe patents); the problem is that the full
spec includes a JavaScript interpreter (which is the source of many
Adobe Reader security bugs), and the Open Source PDF readers don't
implement that.

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