Validate PDF/A Guide
How to integrate the PDF/A Validator into your application using iLovePDF’s REST API.
What is PDF/A
PDF/A is an ISO-standardized version of the PDF specialized for use in the archiving and long-term preservation of electronic documents.
PDF/A differs from PDF by prohibiting features ill-suited to long-term archiving, such as font linking (as opposed to font embedding) and encryption. The ISO requirements for PDF/A file viewers include color management guidelines, support for embedded fonts, and a user interface for reading embedded annotations.
Basic PDF/A validation
iLovePDF API allows you to validate a PDF by checking if it is PDF/A compliant. Instead of the file being returned as a different downloadable file, it receives a PDF/A validation result. See the following example: