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Re: Novice question: unknown MetaNames error

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 20:46:13 GMT
On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 02:52:15PM -0500, Julie Wetherill wrote:
> PDF. Why I do find are these:
> <meta name="author" content="julie">
> <meta name="creationdate" content="Fri Jan 16 12:19:33 2004">

Swish-e is just using the standard output from pdfinfo.

$ pdfinfo test.pdf
Title:          Microsoft Word - LFE02a.doc
Creator:        Microsoft Word: AdobePS 8.7.3 (301)
Producer:       Acrobat Distiller 5.0.5 for Macintosh
CreationDate:   Fri Mar 21 21:42:23 2003
ModDate:        Fri Mar 21 21:42:23 2003
Tagged:         no
Pages:          2
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      612 x 792 pts (letter)
File size:      32194 bytes
Optimized:      yes
PDF version:    1.3

That's all that swish-e is using for creating meta tags.

You will may have to modify the pdf2html program to use the -meta
option.  And then parsing that will be a but more work.  But pdfinfo
-meta will show you what you have to work with.

Bill Moseley
Received on Fri Jan 16 20:46:26 2004