Tony Sidaway wrote:
Cormac Lawler wrote:
Finally, the PDF solution would be elegant, and could be used for the
print version. One problem is that apparently we can't host that
version on meta (as it's a proprietary format) and also, we would have
to wait until the various versions are fully translated before we did
this. But more fundamentally, we'd need someone to do it.
PDF is proprietary? But Free PDF readers and writers exist.
PDF is an open format. Anybody can implement a writer or reader because
the document standard is published. It is only proprietary in the sense
that the Java language is proprietary. I believe there are some html-pdf
document translators available. It isn't difficult.
So Adobe "owns" PDF in the same sense that Sun "owns" Java.
I've been meaning to get into the TeX thing for a while now... can DVIs
be HTMLified? Can TeX have links in it?
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those
to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.' - C. S. Lewis