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Subject: Re: HTML-enabled mailing lists
From: Mike Nolan <nolan @ celery . tssi . com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 11:20:29 -0500 (CDT)
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . com (List Managers)
Reply-to: nolan @ tssi . com

> The existence of disparate formats like Word, WordPerfect, etc., is one 
> of the motivating factors for formats like HTML and PDF.

As far as I know, PDF is a proprietary format and requires proprietary 
software, unless you have the Adobe engine you cannot create a PDF file.

HTML at least has the virtue of having multiple vendors supporting both
the generation and rendering of it.  (It has numerous flaws, but I don't
know that they are relevant to this entire thread.)
Mike Nolan

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