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Re: current thoughts on PDF back end

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: current thoughts on PDF back end
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 11:21:44 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 09:01:52 (GMT), Sebastien Pierre wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: current thoughts on PDF back end
> Well, actually both PDF ans PS are from Adobe ; but I don't know the 
> actual people ;)

Actually I think PS is from Xerox PARC originally....

> Maybe PS offers all that, but it'll only be tweaking. Moreover there 
> are some chances that one day Lout will want to add a feature and 
> realize they will first have to implement it in PS... so chances are 
> that it will never been done.

I suspect PS features would/could lead here, as they have in the past.

> And regarding metadata, the important is not only to put them in the 
> documents, which is quite easy with comments, but also to read 
> them....and you cannot put metadata if its presence has not been 
> standardized, because no search engine will locate them.

The PS DSC are highly standardised...

> Maybe we should try to ask some people who know more about PS and PDF. 

maybe!  :-)

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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