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Re: What to do when the LaTeX sources are missing, but an XML equivalent was rewritten from scratch ?

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mo, 19 Nov 2007, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> > I think we need to make a difference here if upstream's original
> > document is the pdf - or if the pdf was created from xml/tex/... source.
> > It's not common to create documentations as pdf file in pdfedit or Adobe
> > Acrobat, but it may happen, and then they should be allowed in main
> > (probably after checking for embedded fonts).
> Completely agreed. What would be the source in this case?

The source code is (as always) the form that the author would actually
use to edit the work (or the closest digital representation thereof if
the form is a non-digital object.)

If the author uses the pdf, it's the pdf. If the author uses the tex,
it's the tex. (Even if the PDFs were (for the sake of discussion)
exactly identical.)

Don Armstrong

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