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Re: HTML 4.01 in non-gzip'ed PDF format

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:01:51 -0400
Message-ID: <39E4F15F.2AAFB113@w3.org>
To: Larry_Smith@or.blm.gov
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Larry_Smith@or.blm.gov wrote:
> 
> PDF format is already a relatively small format, and no one with Acrobat
> loaded, should not have to unzip, or un-gzip, any of your files.
> 
> Please post on your HTML 4.01 Specification Page (
> http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/ )
> a straight, non-gzip'ed, PDF version of the specification, just like you do
> for your CSS2 specification ( http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/ ).
> 
> It would be much appreciated.

Hello,

The uncompressed spec is 3Mbytes, which is a lot more than most people
want
to download. Since there are free tools available on various platforms
to unzip the compressed PDF format (e.g., winzip for Windows), we
decided
to provide the compressed format only. Perhaps in the next version of
the
spec we will provide both.

 _ Ian

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