[htdig3-dev] Re: Killing attributes (was Current Status as of snapshot 3.2.0b1-020600)

Subject: [htdig3-dev] Re: Killing attributes (was Current Status as of snapshot 3.2.0b1-020600)
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 16:12:42 PST

At 3:46 PM -0600 2/7/00, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
>I agree. Isn't that the way it's always been, or is this the first time
>we kill off any attributes? However, the website should reflect the
>latest STABLE release, so killing off attributes in the beta release
>shouldn't pose a problem until 3.2 is stable. By then, I don't think

Agreed. It is the first time *we've* killed off any
attributes--Andrew did kill some as evidenced in the RELEASE.html
file. But I can't think of any that I've seen killed since I started
as maintainer.

>I'd be in favor of killing pdf_parser, but it would be nice to have
>an acro2text utility to convert acroread's PS output to plain text, as
>PDF.cc did, so that if anyone is still set on using acroread, they'll
>be able to do so through an external converter.

Hmm. That's not a bad idea, but with Acroread 4 so buggy and often
unable (or unwilling) to generate PS, I wonder how long it will be a
viable option.

If anyone is willing to turn PDF.cc into a standalone converter, I
think that would be pretty easy.


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