|Re: Some interesting documents (2)|
Message #8 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 18 July 2003, 9:46 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina)
Andrés posted: "Would you consider to put the articles in the Articles Forum, avoiding the "short life" condition of messages in the Messages Forum?"
If you refer to the 2nd batch of links, all of them point to PDF documents not authored by me, so I am not entitled to submit them for the Articles Forum.
If you refer specifically to the links I posted to some of my Datafile articles (the "Long Live ..." series for instance), I would be willing to submit them to the Articles Forum, but they are in PDF format. Some months ago, I exchanged some e-mails with this Forum's gentle provider and maintainer, David Hicks, re the possibility of creating a new section in MoHP specifically to upload PDF documents, but he then argued that that would make it quite difficult if not impossible to access them from PDAs, and that was it.
However, I feel that PDF is the right format for the articles, as it allows full reproducibility, including fonts, tables, graphics, everything like it originally appeared in print, the user would in fact get a real facsimile of the original. Much of this would be lost if uploaded as HTML or plain vanilla text, and I'm not for it.
Should David reconsider the possibility of actually creating this new section, I would certainly obligue by submitting a number of my articles, both past and future, in PDF format.
"PS: I haven't had time to follow the links, but the fact that they come from you is a warranty of quality."
Thank you very much, you're far too kind. Matter of fact, both Luiz and you are probably the 'kindest' of all Forum visitors in general (IMHO, of course, not to belittle anyone else). Myself, I'm regrettably much more on the 'rude' side, so noone should expect too 'flowery' a language from me ... :-)