As the veraPDF project gets under way the project is generating the first test files for PDF/A-1, complementing the Isartor test suite.
Dual Lab, the veraPDF consortiums lead developer, has loaded the first set of 49 candidate test files to the public veraPDF github repository.
The test files can be found at the veraPDF corpus for PDF/A-1b (under development) along with the wiki page describing the set.
All test files follow the pattern of the Isartor Test Suite:
However, unlike Isartor, these files also contain pass tests.
There is one remarkable file to note:
6-1-12-t07-fail-a: Maximum number of Indirect objects (8,388,607) in PDF file is exceeded (the file is about 40Mb zipped)
The document cross reference table contains more than maximum allowed number of records, violating PDF/A-1 implementation limits.
Warning: Be careful trying to validate this file in Adobe Acrobat! It will probably open after 30 seconds of thrashing, but it will hang on preflight checks.
Founder of Document Solutions, Inc. in 1996, Duff Johnson is a 23 year veteran of the electronic document space and a recognized leader in the electronic document technology industry. Now an independent consultant, Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader (and US TAG chair) for ISO 32000 and ISO 14289. Previously Vice Chairman of the Board, Duff Johnson …
Founder of Document Solutions, Inc. in 1996, Duff Johnson is a 23 year veteran of the electronic document space and …