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Re: Why is it that so many W3C "documents" are sets of web pages that have to be printed page by page?

From: Bob Futrelle <bob.futrelle@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 12:52:44 -0500
Message-ID: <71d02ff70601270952l2f2e4523me9588aa26bb1aaa5@mail.gmail.com>
To: wangxiao@musc.edu
Cc: hclsig-pub <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

I didn't just say 'only', I also said, "for many purposes".

If you know of an automated way to take 30 *separate* web pages and
turn them  into a single PDF, I'd like to know about it.

-  Bob

On 1/27/06, wangxiao <wangxiao@musc.edu> wrote:
> > The only good document, for many purposes, is one that can be
> > printed out in a reasonably compact form and then read, with
> > no computer or web (!) connection, in a coffee shop or on the
> > beach (some months from now here in the North).  But as I
> > look for documents explaining the Semantic Web, I keep
> > finding collections of 20 or 30 web pages each, each page of
> > which has to be printed separately.  Slidy seems to have the
> > same problem, and I've inquired separately about that. Most
> > mags and newspapers offer "printer-friendly" versions of
> > multi-page docs.
> I would be careful about the "only". :-)
> I think it is made as webs document intensionally.  After all, what W3C
> wants is to get people used to web. If people wants to get it in some other
> form, it is not difficult to do so with some software.  For instance, you
> can easily create a PDF out of the web document and do whatever you are
> confortable with it later.
> Xiaoshu

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