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Re: Accessible PDFs

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:42:04 -0500
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <005e01c29a3a$e9b13280$19e03244@DAVIDPOEHLMAN>

I should have said make the printable version downloadable and provide
an accessible version for viewing.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: Accessible PDFs

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, David Poehlman wrote:

> you are correct, print should not be served from the web but then much
> of print is inaccessible anyway.  If you want to serve print from the
> web, make it downloadable instead of viewable.

the only problem with that is, unless the creator has a summary that is
readable that says what the download is about, 9 times out of 10 you end
up downloading something you don't want or need and kill whatever time
took to download.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 3:41 AM
> Subject: Accessible PDFs
> Hi All
> Seeing the responses, I think that the subject may be worth persuing;
> however, I do not actually created PDFs using Adobe software - I'm
> it all in a Linux environment via GhostScript; think I'd better find
> the core requirement for Accessible PDF and work out whether GS can do
> it.
> Personally, I think PDF is very relevant to a web discussion; when
> electronic design, I spend a lot of time on the sites of semiconductor
> manufacturers; those sites are packed with datasheets and no, they're
> not in HTML format...  I have yet to be convinced that HTML/CSS is a
> good way to serve print documents from the web which is why I'm using
> PDF in the first place.
> Cheers
> M
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