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Re: is PDF w3c recommended?

From: Reinier Post <rp@win.tue.nl>
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 22:10:24 +0200
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030803221024.A28221@gazelle.win.tue.nl>

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 05:21:53PM +0100, Nigel Peck - MIS Web Design wrote:
> 
> It's a commercial development by Adobe and nothing else as far as I know.
> 
> Yes PDF is very similar to Flash in that it is a proprietary development by a commercial company.

Another similarity is that they are open standards, in the sense in
which e.g. Sun uses this term: while defined by a single vendor, their
specifications are publically available, and last time I checked
could in fact be freely downloaded from the Web.

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Reinier Post
Received on Sunday, 3 August 2003 16:10:33 GMT

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