|| Jhove error messages "Improperly constructed page tree" are not file format errors according to the PDF 1.7 standard
|Detailed description|| Jhove reports an error for PDF files which contain imbalances page trees. The PDF 1.7 does not formulate balanced page trees as a requirement, but only gives information on this subject matter: "However, to optimize application performance, a conforming writer can construct trees of a particular form, known as balanced trees." (section 7.7.3)
The jhove error messages leads to the objects being considered not well-formed.
|Issue champion||[Michelle Lindlar|
| Other interested parties
||Any other parties who are also interested in applying Issue Solutions to their Datasets.|
|Possible Solution approaches|| Brief brainstorm of possible approaches to solving the Issue. Each approach should be described in a single sentence as part of a bulleted list. Further detail can go in a dedicated Solution page.
Solution A: the message should either be removed completley and the fact of imbalanced trees be integrated as an extracted technical metadata criterion
Solution B: the message should be turned from an "error" into an "info" message.
In either cases, it should not lead to the object being regarded not well-formed.
|Context|| As jhove is used by many digital preservation repositories, the correct reporting of errors is essential.
|Lessons Learned|| A central knowledge page linking jhove errors against standard information and testing them against actual standard violations would be beneficial.
|Datasets|| Reference to the appropriate Dataset page, by hyperlink. Note that all Issues MUST be linked to at least one Dataset!
|Solutions||Reference to the appropriate Solution page(s), by hyperlink.|
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