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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I think that PDF is already the dominant exchange format for "pixel perfect" and printable documents.

    Adobe is likely taking the standardisation route in response to a Microsoft entry into this domain called XML Paper Specification (XPS) [microsoft.com]. It makes a lot of sense, PDF is already dominant and now with the specification being shepherded by a standards body XPS won't get off the ground. Which would you choose: a fledgling the format governed by a single company or a long standing, widely used format where the standard is "open?"

    I put open in quotes because even though PDF will be a standard I doubt that anyone other than Adobe will be contributing to it for quite awhile to come.

    Clayton