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Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 27 Nov 1998 15:24:42 +0100
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At 13:45 +0000 1998/11/27, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>pdf isn't, it seems, good enough for mathematicians.  at least for one
>of them in this university ;-)
>in a thread about putting maths on the web (in an internal newsgroup)
>i've today been told that "converting whole documents to pdf is
>entirely the wrong idea".
>the imaging model is fine; there are those who don't think the
>hypertextual model is good enough, it seems.  who am i to gainsay
>them?  (i haven't been a `mathematician' since 1967, so i hardly

When I mentioned it, I though wholly on the PDF imaging model, not as a
tool for authoring: One should use something with a more advanced parsing
than TeX's macro model, and use an imaging model at least as advanced as
that of PDF. In other words, PDF is a new DVI, not a new TeX.

  Hans Aberg
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