What Is the Mechanism of Creating PDF?

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What is the mechanism of creating PDF? How can I create (or invent) a new document type like PDF?

For PDF specifically, you would read the PDF Standard (ISO 32000–1.2008) which tells you what the structure and syntax of a PDF looks like. Then you would write the code that outputs your data into that structure/syntax. And if you also needed to read it back in, then you’d write a parser that would read the structure/syntax and turn it back into your internal representation. As to creating your own format - there isn’t really any reason to do that in 2017. Either use an existing format that meets your need or use a syntax such as JSON or XML and then create your own grammar for it.

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But that's more about how your format is generated… not too much how you actually encode the data. It really varies from application. Even in the most simple cases, you'd have to figure out some parsing algorithm yourself to determine if your input is a file, an audio stream, a vector of pixels, or other kind of data structure. So instead of doing all of that work for you, you'd probably just use an existing format that has all the features you need. As I noted, that kind of flexibility is very important — we don't just want to sit down and write all the metadata that would be necessary for every kind of media type. We want to be able to do that automatically. At the very least, a media format should do that, and for many media types this is not the case. There's a lot that could be.

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