Re: Structured text v. page descriptions (was Netscape, HTML, and Designers)

Jeremy D. Allaire (
Tue, 25 Oct 1994 19:10:54 +0100

>While I can create hypertext links that work _within_ an Acrobat document,
>though, I can't, at this time, create links to other documents/resources on
>the Web. I suppose I'd like to see someone come up with a browser that
>could handle both HTML _and_ pdf documents internally, rather than using a
>helper application (Acrobat), and could deal with links in those pdf docs
>to other WWW resources. That would certainly go a long way towards giving
>us pesky graphic designers what we've been noisily clamouring for.

Adobe and Spyglass recently announced a partnership of sorts. Acrobat 2.0
contains an API, which, according to Andrew Busey (S-Mosaic Prod. Manager),
Web developers to create documents in a professional design environment, send
them through the Acrobat 2.0 Distiller ($1,599), and then manually insert
which in fact point to other Web resources -- either an HTML page, an
executable URL, or
another Acrobat file. When a user has opened the Acrobat file through the
browser, Acrobat then works with S-Mosaic if a user clicks on an Internet
based hyperlink
within the Acrobat document.

I think this about solves it.

Now, we need this standardized. Good luck . . . .

Jeremy Allaire