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Re: More graphics questions
- To: Roman Maurer <>
- Subject: Re: More graphics questions
- From: Poet/Joshua Drake <>
- Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 22:40:59 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: "Anthony E. Greene" <>,
- Resent-date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 02:43:50 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-message-id: <tA59C.A.E0B.mw0O5@murphy>
We should accept the following and only the following formats:
3. EPS (for the postcript output)
I don't like gif anymore than the next guy, so use JPG.
On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Roman Maurer wrote:
<CITE>"Anthony E. Greene" wrote:
<CITE>> Some versions of IE4 cannot display a PNG image by itself.
<CITE>What versions or IE4?
<CITE>IMHO the format LDP uses in HTML documents should be "good-old"
<CITE>(and unfortunately patented) GIF.
<CITE>The usability of documentation should not be dictated by technology
<CITE>nor by politics. JPEG is bad because it looses data and PNG is bad
<CITE>because not everyone will see it(?).
<CITE>So, my suggestion is to take a deep breath, buy some GIF compression
<CITE>utility (xv comes to mind) and make the GIFs for the docs. That way
<CITE>end-users will be happy, and the authors won't need to pretend that
<CITE>we have a good-for-all substitute for GIFs (someday this will be PNG,
<CITE>but obviously we're not there yet!).
<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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