RE: RSS inside PDF
Dave Seidel <dave@...
2004-11-11 15:18:09 GMT
Another factor to consider is that that not everyone uses Acrobat to read
PDF files. On my wife's machine, for example, Acrobat refuises to run for
some reason, so she uses GSview. And of course most Linux users are using
alternative PDF readers as well (usually based on Ghostscript, as GSview
is). I have no idea is these viewers support the same capabilities as
- Dave Seidel
From: Bill Kearney [mailto:wkearney@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [syndication] RSS inside PDF
> (which, obviously, must be writeable -- big snag with most e-book
> delivery systems ... not sure I have an answer for that).
Yeah, if you're creating PDFs then it's HIGHLY likely the users consuming
them are going to assume they're like other PDFs they use. Those aren't
"active" documents most of them time, they're just printable versions.
That and you'd probably incur the wrath of the upgrade gods because of
needing new adobe acrobat client software on all the user machines. While
adobe would certainly love to sell upgrades for it there might be resistance
from the users and management about it.
Live updates from RSS URLs is *fraught* with perils. Most significantly of
which being abuse of the RSS servers by using page-load activities. I know