7845Re: [NTO] Re: [NTB] PDF files
- Dec 19, 2007Jeff Scism wrote:
> In an age where data must not only be communicated, but manipulated,I'd say, you're wrong here. PDF is a format for distributing content. If
> this design is a built in flaw. That is why people have tried to
> work around it.
> In my view, PDFs are a hassle. if you have to exert yourself to
> be able to extract from them, it is more like TV than computing.
there is my name on something I expect it to stay exactly the way I
chose to write it and noone should be able to to alter it and
redistribute a fake.
It is possible to copy content from the document - copy protection is
silly and can always be circumvented - but text is copied as text, i.e.
ASCII and graphics are copied as graphics. That is alright, but
changing, adulterating and corrupting MY text is not.
If I want to hand out work in progress for others to contribute to, we
can either agree on one program to use or use any one of a number of
open formats to do it in. This is not, what PDF is for.
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