If I have to choose between HTML and PDF my vote is for HTML.
When developing swish-e 2.X I have always been working in GPL,
stable boxes. In other words: LINUX. I really like it, I like to edit my
source files with vi, view my HTML files with lynx, compile the
distribution with gcc, debugging with gdb, configure with autoconf
and all of them in a text environment because I simply like it.
To see a PDF file I need a graphical browser. That means GNOME or
KDE with GSVIEW or Adobe Acrobat Reader or Netscape with a
Plugin. Or even worse, pay to Microsoft and use Windows. I do not
need those things in my servers. I like them stable and secure.
Our UNIX servers do not have X enabled for security reasons. They
only run a few servers (apache, named and sendmail). So, to see a
PDF I have to download it to a PC with a graphical environment to
Please avoid PDF.
Received on Tue Dec 12 19:11:12 2000