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RE: portable network graphics

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 08:24:54 -0400
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Poehlman, David" <David.Poehlman@usmint.treas.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501bfebfc$2f0b0300$53fe330a@msde>
The real problem with Adobe's PDF is that the vast majority of content
creators do not bother at all to ensure that the embedded textual equivalent
is even present, let alone accurate.  You certainly are not going to get the
average PDF author to include additional metadata of any sort.  As with
missing ALT content, satisfactory repairs can NOT be made by the reader.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 9:20 AM
> To: Poehlman, David
> Cc: Benjamin J. Simpson; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: portable network graphics
>
>
> I am not sufficiently familiar with the PDF format to give a
> reliable answer,
> but I wuld be astounded if it isn't possible.
>
> Charles McCN
>
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Poehlman, David wrote:
>
>   could we use this for pdf?
>
>
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