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AFP file parsing and validationby andreas1234567 (Vicar)
|on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:25 UTC||Need Help??|
andreas1234567 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Advanced Function Presentation is a file format comparable to PDF. Developed by IBM in the 80's it is a complex system to control text and graphics on pages.
I am in charge of two systems that communicate using the AFP file format. I would like to understand whether it is possible to parse and validate these complex, binary files.
There is a module Parse::AFP by long time perl 6 and CPAN contributor Audrey Tang. It allows modification of AFP files and comes with a script afpdump.pl that allows contents to be dumped to HTML.
Could anyone share their experience or insights on AFP file parsing and validation?
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