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Re: PDF accessibility guidelines

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:55:47 -0500
Message-ID: <54C5D6E3.7080701@earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Adam Cooper composed on 2015-01-26 14:12 (UTC+1100):

> Any content that originates in another format can just as readily be
> delivered using HTML and pixel perfect printing is similarly achievable
> using HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. 

Oh that were this true cross-platform and independent of logical pixel density.

Paper waste in Linux using a >96 DPI environment is at best a bane. On
average, (estimated) waste here has been well in excess of 15 sheets to get
each good page printed from a Gecko for well over a decade, modestly better
from KHTML, not to mention untold hours of frustration. Chrom* are entirely
unusable @>~120 DPI, since their minimalist UI is inexplicably locked at 96
independent of actual DE density. Thus, I cannot speak to its printing
competence.

I rarely even try printing from Linux browsers any more except for short
plain text documents that I've learned how to get acceptable results from
without wasting more than about 5 sheets. For the rest, and also for PDFs, I
have an old Windows 96 DPI computer useful for little other than printing,
which due to experience I take considerable pains to avoid needing.
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