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Re: pdf as text??

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 14:34:45 +0100
Message-ID: <000001c21797$564fdc10$0500a8c0@RJCHETWYND>
To: "Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com>, "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>, "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Cc: "'Tina Marie Holmboe'" <tina@elfi.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Our college has NO yes that's right no computers with a pdf reader
installed, that is teaching staff and students.
some hundreds of machines, how accessible is that?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com>
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>; "RUST Randal"
Cc: "'Tina Marie Holmboe'" <tina@elfi.org>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 2:07 PM
Subject: RE: pdf as text??

> In my opinion, the .pdf files are not as accessible because tables cannot
> precisely marked up as HTML tables.  (ie. corresponding data cells to
> headers, etc.).
> And as far as overall accessibility, one would need Adobe to obtain the
> information rather than obtaining it through many mediums with ASCII text
> online.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Access Systems
> Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:12 AM
> To: RUST Randal
> Cc: 'Tina Marie Holmboe'; 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: pdf as text??
> 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)
> thanks
> Bob
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Received on Wednesday, 19 June 2002 09:44:06 UTC

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