.PAD File Extension

Portable Application Description

General Information

Title PAD File Extension
Extension .pad
Full Form Portable Application Description
File Type XML File
Developer Association of Software Professionals
MIME Type application/xml

File Function

Primary Function Describe software
Additional Functions Software promotion, Distribution
Features Structured data, Standardized

File Characteristics

Quality Structured, Standard
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Distribution Yes
Online Libraries Yes
Software Directories Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Validation, Accurate information

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1998
Latest Version PAD Specification 4.0

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xml, .rdf

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
PADGen Free Windows
Web Browsers N/A Any
PAD Validators Free Any