[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF
Mon Nov 10 11:34:49 PST 2003
> PDF is great for converting to paper, if that's a goal. For anything
> involving *reading the actual file*, it sucks charcoal.
Depends on the file. If it's just text I would agree. However if there is
any mix of text and graphics I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a better
alternative, especially if you have any chance of printing it.
> He's talking about it in the context of web sites, but the points are
> valid in this context also.
I disagree -- He blasts PDF and while he does have some good points, he
doesn't suggest any improvements or alternatives. HTML is certainly not
one of them.
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