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Subject:Re: Editorial Against PDFs From:Dianna Massey <dmassey -at- CELERITY -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:33:24 -0500
Barb Ostapina wrote:
Dianna is assuming that anyone who videotapes a play is trying to produce a
Nope. Not my assumption at all. Remember, I said they are calling it a
movie, not a videotape of a play. I will maintain my belief that if you
want people to use content on a web, it should be designed for a web. I
have observed many people using web publications. In the case you
describe, most print the document and never use it on the web. It all goes
to intention -- how do you want the document to be used?
If your intention is to use the web as only a mechanism for hard copy
delivery -- for looking at and printing a document designed for standard
hard copy production -- PDF is fine. I will not argue that in many cases
this is appropriate. It is also the gist of my argument for PDF.