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RE: Acrobat PDF & Accessibility

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 06:50:25 -0700
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LNBBIBPIJNIHAGLGACIKAEMGFFAA.kerscher@montana.com>
Dear folks,

A minor correction and I will snip out extraneous items.
>It's an open specification controlled by Adobe, which means that there is
>a reference implementation that actually fairly closely follows the
>specification.  HTML is an open specification controlled by a company
>called W3C, but with no valid reference implementations.  Both companies
>design in secret.  Adobe attempts to protect the integrity of third
>party PDF implementations, whereas W3C allows all sorts of broken
>and incomplete imlementations.

George's comment: The World Wide Web *Consortium* W3C does not develop in
secret. It is composed of member companies and organizations who all
collectively contribute to the development of specifications. This is
accomplished by clearly defined working group activities that are staffed by
its membership (all those companies and organizations) who develop the
specifications. The importance of having working implementations before a
specification is approved has been a welcome change in the development in
the W3C over the last few years.

Hope this correction helps.

Received on Friday, 21 December 2001 08:45:41 UTC

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