[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF
Tue Nov 11 19:51:17 PST 2003
On 12-Nov-2003, Michael Still wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Michael Still (email@example.com):
> > > No it's not. I specifically cite legal documents as an example.
> > I rest my case, folks. The man keeps shifting between belabouring
> > obvious points already acknowledged, and vaguely hinting at Great
> > Truths<tm> that we'd realise if we would only listen. He may have
> > _something_ to say, but apparently not any time soon.
> I give up trying to have a sensible conversation with you. Clearly, we
> cannot agree on whether PDF ever has a place in the world apart from what
> you call "contrived examples".
Early in this thread (before the Subject line changed to match the new
topic of discussion), Rick made a clear statement that PDF *does* "have
a place in the world":
> PDF is a fine way to deliver printables that are intended to go
> directly onto paper with the exact original appearance.
Others in this thread have stated a similar position. The position that
PDF is useful for some limited set of tasks is not incompatible with
decrying its use for tasks it doesn't fit.
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Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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