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Re: Petitioning ISWC to allow Web friendly formats

From: Pascal Christoph <christoph@hbz-nrw.de>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 18:03:17 +0200
Message-ID: <5187D445.8000706@hbz-nrw.de>
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
CC: "beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com" <beyond-the-pdf@googlegroups.com>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Am 06.05.2013 15:33 schrieb Leonard Rosenthol :

> On 5/6/13 9:24 AM, "Sarven Capadisli" <info@csarven.ca> wrote:
> 
>>On 05/06/2013 02:55 PM, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
>>> What format(s) are being used today that are not "web friendly"?
>>>
>>> PDF, for example, is a formal and official part of the open web.  In
>>>fact,
>>> it is a normative reference in the HTML5 specification from the W3C.
>>
>>"Web friendly" here refers to native to the Web.
> 
> Again, PDF is an official part of the open web - as defined by the W3C.
> How much more "native" is there??

see below

> 
>>Given that generalization, PDF is not as Web friendly as HTML and
>>friends, 
> 
> That is a definition that YOU have chosen. It is not one that is used by
> any official standards body, government regulation, etc. As such, it's use
> creates confusion amongst the uninformed user and that's certainly
> something none of us want.

In the contrary , these official standard bodys are uninformed and thus is the
normal user. There are many Articles explaining the cons (and pros) of PDF, e.
g [1].

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[1]http://www.siamcomm.com/website-design/using-pdf-files-pros-and-cons/
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