January 29, 2016
By George Demmy
It seems that a software bug should be pretty well defined, and for the most part it is. Rather than run afoul of some official definition, I’m just going to describe a bug as a condition in software that prevents it from acting in a manner that a skilled user might find reasonable. I’ve come to this seemingly convoluted definition after several customers reporting a “bug” in Publisher where the features that they write into the GeoPDF map “highlight wrong” when selected with Adobe Reader’s Object Data tool. Now, the content that Publisher wrote into the PDF content stream – the series of graphic operators that draw the feature on page – and all of the supporting metadata that make the Object Data tool work were perfectly valid and the features displayed properly. However, if you selected some features the highlighting would be all over the place and not look like the feature selected at all.