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Subject:Re: HTML and PDF files From:"Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 21 May 1997 13:25:24 -0700
At 01:36 PM 5/21/97 -0500, Rikki Mitman wrote:
>There seems to be a marked preference for HTML over PDF, and I'm
>wondering why. My experience with each is admittedly limited; however,
>since PDF files preserve your formatting and present consistently (not
>according to browser settings), it seems like that would be the better
>choice. What gives?
My guess is that while *we* care about the proportion of white space to
text, placement of graphics, choice of typeface, and the like, nobody else
does. They just want the information. In the online world where you have
limited control over many design elements in the first place (because users
can choose their own default typefaces, window size, and the like), you are
now obliged simply (simply!) to write clearly.
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