Re: Structured text v. page descriptions

Larry Jackson (
Thu, 27 Oct 1994 09:35:37 +0100

>Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 19:18:18 +0100
>From: (Jeremy D. Allaire)
>Subject: Re: Structured text v. page descriptions (was Netscape, HTML, and
....extracted from a note by Jeremy Allaire:
>Adobe and Spyglass recently announced a partnership of sorts. Acrobat 2.0
>contains an API, which, according to Andrew Busey (S-Mosaic Prod.
>Manager), allows
>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
>Spyglass browser, Acrobat then works with S-Mosaic if a user clicks on an
>based hyperlink within the Acrobat document.
>I think this about solves it.
>Now, we need this standardized. Good luck . . . .


For everybody's information, Spyglass contributed this code back to NCSA,
and our Mac Mosaic supports Acrobat too. (Actually, I'm taking what I'm
told by Adobe on faith as I don't have an Acrobat to test it with!) This
is an outgrowth of our collaborative efforts in defining the bi-directional

Adobe plans no-cost viewer software too.

An official "Thank You" to Spyglass and Adobe!

Larry Jackson