[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF
Tue Nov 11 06:59:09 PST 2003
> To refresh your memory on the original context: There was a hyperlink
> to the FHS 2.3 draft standards document. At that time, it was offered
> in PDF format only. Subsequent to this discussion's beginning, and
> after the matter was brought to his attention, Chris Yeoh kindly posted
> HTML and ASCII versions alongside it.
Ah. I did not read back quite far enough then, as I'd stopped when I saw
that people were discussing the FHS. My apologies, and for the record I
agree that for something like the FHS draft, PDF seems to be a poor choice,
and a piss-poor _sole_ choice.
> In any event, we _were_ talking about Internet documents, and either you
> or some dastardly person masquerading as you posted:
> > I've never seen any browser render the same document the same way in a
> > cross-platform environment.
Yes, because I was following your thought that there were better
alternatives than PDF for displaying documents. Consider it a tangent of
the original tangent.
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