Choosing between HTML and PDF on the web.

Web sites often provide information in PDF when it is inappropriate. Here are some of the difficulties that causes. Good, standards-compliant HTML is almost always better for use on the web.

First, though, I'll note that PDF does have some benefits:

Beyond those few cases, HTML is generally much better for providing information via the web.

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Neal McBurnett
Last modified: Fri Sep 16 18:13:27 MST 2008