At 09:59 -0500 1998/11/27, Y&Y, Inc. wrote:
>>So all points to that formats like PDF are great as new DVI formats, but is
>>wholly unsuitable to lead the way into the future with respect to all the
>>other things one want to do with a computer.
>Which is fine. Do you want people to easily edit and change your papers
>and pass around modified copies?
This is a discussion conducted at various places, for example the XXX
eprint archive <http://xxx.lanl.gov/>, where people want to submit in
non-TeX formats just in order to prevent others doing such modifications:
But with a highly structured format, is in fact easier to see who stole
So, in fact, those issues on how to protect the originator is rather
independent of this other aspect, developing more highly structured
formats: One can use several different techniques of protecting the
originator, depending of what is suitable in each case.
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