Re: [RFC] Developer documentation packages.
On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 06:08:30PM +0200, Filip Van Raemdonck wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 04:48:12PM +0200, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > It could be nice if all you send me a collection of ebooks you think
> > is a must for a developer. Only HTML/PDF/PS/TXT formats.
> Why is that? I find PDF/PS formats to be totally useless to me very often.
> Reason? If it's packaged by an American developer, it will be in letter
> papersize 99% of the time. (are there other parts of the world that use
Acrobat Reader can change page format interactively. Anyway, HTML should
be the preferred format _WHEN_ available. This is not always true.
The same for other 'recent' device-independent formats such as docbook.
> Not only is this totally useless if I want to print a few pages out of this,
> but also I feel "disoriented" (I can't think of a better way to describe it)
> when viewing a document on screen in this different aspect ratio.
> IMHO it would be better to provide HTML and text formats, together with the
> source format from where on the preferred document format can be generated.
> It's as BAD as you think, and they ARE out to get you.
Francesco P. Lovergine