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RE: pdf as text??

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 14:10:20 +0100
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> a friend is trying to convince me that a pdf text file is the same as
> putting the site up in html text,   no matter how hard I try he can't
> (won't) get it that pdf in and of itself is graphics even if the graphic
> is of text
>    am I missing something here or is this guy totally off the mark??  he's
> claiming it will be compliant that way (but won't give me the URL so I can
> test it before it is done, says he)

You are closer the mark than he, but not in the gold.

PDFs *can* contain text as text. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. In
the former case they are considerably more accessible than the latter, but
they have still some way to go, and the switch in format is itself an
accessibility issue.
Received on Wednesday, 19 June 2002 09:01:35 UTC

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