|Lots of things are happening with ACM TOPLAS firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-03-31)|
|Re: Lots of things are happening with ACM TOPLAS email@example.com (Henry Spencer) (1997-04-02)|
|Re: Lots of things are happening with ACM TOPLAS firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-04-06)|
|Re: Lots of things are happening with ACM TOPLAS email@example.com (1997-04-18)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Anton Ertl)|
|Date:||18 Apr 1997 01:01:46 -0400|
|Organization:||TU Wien, Institut fuer Computersprachen|
Henry Spencer <email@example.com> writes:
> ACM TOPLAS <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The full text of almost all ACM TOPLAS articles from 1991 on is
> > now on-line in PDF format...
> Couldn't ACM, of all organizations, have the decency and common sense
> to use a non-proprietary data format? Even PostScript (Level 1,
> please!) is far more widely understood than PDF.
One example of how to do it right is the Supercomuting '96 proceedings
CD (although this conference is co-sponsored by ACM SIGARCH): The
papers are on the CD in HTML format (and pretty clean, too, even
x-mosaic 2.6 can display them) for viewing and in Postscript format
for printing. (The only nit I have to pick is that the
table-of-contents is unusable with x-mosaic 2.6 and emacs-w3 2.2.26).
If you want to read my thoughts on PDF, see
M. Anton Ertl
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