[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Nov 11 16:23:29 PST 2003


on Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 09:55:56PM +1100, Michael Still (mikal@stillhq.com) wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Rick Moen wrote:
> 
> > > That, however, is probably due to the fact that if it doesn't render
> > > quite right, it renders horribly.
> > 
> > Show me an example that isn't some moron former-DTP person attempting to
> > use the Web for what it can't do, or for some utterly insane purpose,
> > and we'll talk.
> 
> How about another example? How would you then have me deal with the case 
> of a document which only exists as scanned pages, starting life in TIFF 
> format, but needing to be displayed on the web for people to read / print.
> 
> The current common solution is PDF. What would you offer as an 
> alternative?

Groklaw:

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031107212034397
    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031106145101525

Amazing what some volunteer monkeys are capable of.  65 pages
transcribed within a day, gratis.


Peace.

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