PAD(R) - Provided by the Association of Software Professionals

PAD(R) is the Portable Application Description, and it helps authors provide product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard way, using a standard data format that will allow webmasters and software application librarians to automate app listings. PAD provides a complete content solution for application developers and the webmasters of software catalogs and directories.

PAD Overview -> Specification Resources

Specification Resources

Specification Documents

PAD Specification
Definition of the PAD dataset.

Beginning with PAD v4.0, the PAD Specification is dropping support for prior PAD version digital signatures specification.
It has been replaced with PAD v4.0 Certification, on the AppVisor platform and the official Global PAD Repository.

PAD Extensions Specification
Definition on how to create and implement extensions to the default PAD dataset.

Test Against the Specification

PAD Validator
Validate PAD files online against the PAD Specification.

Other Resources

Change history on the PAD Specification.

Older information, possibly still useful.


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