At 09:48 AM 1/19/98 +0000, Peter wrote:
> b) Adobe still controls the PDF language, I think. No-one controls
> HTML: as an SGML application it is open to anyone to modify.
Sounds more like an argument against HTML than for it. The minor but
consequential incompatabilities between different versions stand as strong
testament to that.
> is a target format, something your design/data/text ends up in
> for final distribution, not a format for storing it.
Which is what almost all of the web is about. Again not an argument against
But the slow download time makes PDF useless and/or annoying except for
those applications that truly demand it (tax forms would be the application
that springs most immediately to mind).
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