Re: Multimedia Concensus

Subject: Re: Multimedia Concensus
From: David Blyth <dblyth -at- QUALCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 08:42:41 -0700

Brian Lightfoot asked:

>Why would I rather used PDF over HTML?

o PDF provides better copyright protection (is not writeable by user)

o PDF has a well-developed set of support tools

o PDF displays exactly as a hard copy, so is easier for a TW to learn.

o PDF has a sexier page appearance than HTML.

o It's easier to create a single PDF file representing the entire doc.

Please note that I am actually an HTML advocate. So there's another list
supporting HTML over PDF. I prefer the HTML advantages, but understand
what PDF provides.


David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer & Web Site Designer
QUALCOMM

The usual disclaimers apply - QUALCOMM isn't that crazy.

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