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Re: pdf and the semantic web

From: adobe <_@whats-your.name>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:50:13 -0500
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090211165013.GA30215@x.myhome.westell.com>

> > Isn't the PDF obsolete within this context?

its more being up against academia's massive momentum/tradition on the PS/PDF front

im not sure the point either, 90% of academic papers i click on, i either end up at some login site, so i cant even download it, or it gets piped to some folder that i garbage collect before reading, since dillo and midori lack working PDF plugins. 

in the rare 1 or 2% of time i actually open the file, of course hte hyperlinks dont work, in the citing section, etc. and i usually give up and close it after a page since its wrapped for printing (if you cant fit an entire column on the page, columns create more problems than they solve)
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