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From Paul Derbyshire <>
Subject Re: "Proper" Way to Generate Formatted HTML
Date Thu, 25 May 2000 04:37:15 GMT
At 05:51 PM 5/24/00 -0400, you wrote:
>(Ideally [FOP] would generate secure PDF files as well, but that's another

No, ideally it would shun "secure" PDF files.

Secure PDF files were invented by Adobe so that elitists could put
information in a PDF file and then *restrict peoples' access to it*, and
are diametrically against the Internet ideal of bringing information to
people's fingers when they want it, for free (ignoring their connectivity
costs that is). They are for people who want to *charge money* for mere
*access to information*. They are a tool of repression. Shun "secure PDF".

   .*.  "Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not
-()  <  circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a
   `*'  straight line."    -------------------------------------------------
        -- B. Mandelbrot  |
_____________________ ____|________                          Paul Derbyshire
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