[gs-bugs] [Bug 692252] GS fails to read some PDF files

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Tue Jun 7 20:11:23 UTC 2011


--- Comment #14 from Henry Stiles <henry.stiles at artifex.com> 2011-06-07 20:11:23 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #12)
> Hi,
> How are you guys seeing this data? When I use a text editor or a Hex editor, I
> don't see what you see. I assume it must be encoded in the PDF. I really would
> like to view this data, and if you could tell me how to do it, I would
> appreciate it.

We uncompressed the file you can google about that.

> Also, PDF generator is not at fault. I know this because what you are seeing in
> the PDF is the output of about 500 light sensors that can have a value of 0 to
> infinity, which is a valid output of the light sensor.

The PDF is wrong, the string "inf" is not a legal token for a number - that is
not in question.  Adobe Acrobat displays its usual broken pdf message: "error
exists ... report it to the creator" upon opening the file.  The question is
how to parse PDF in the presence of the parse error.  We definitely want to
flag the error but we are going back and forth about what to do after the

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