as postscript file: related

John Sturdy jcgs at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Jan 5 10:53:55 EST 2001


Rather than looking at how to provide documents in multiple formats,
I'd rather track down the underlying problems, i.e. what's not good
enough about HTML?

I suspect that the problem is largely that HTML browsers tend not to
produce good printed output (e.g. PostScript); also, web pages tend to
have navigational things on them that are not wanted in a printed
paper.

I don't think it's logically part of the AceDB output to fix browser
printing problems ;-) but we can help with the other part of it by
making the server capable of outputting a "de-navigationalized"
version of each page.

If anyone knows of good tools for printing web pages (better than the
browsers do) -- or tips for setting up browser printing -- let me know
and I'll set up a page of "advice for printing documents from this
site".

I will make some enquiries in this domain myself.

If, however, I'm wrong about why other formats are wanted, let me know
about that instead.

-- 
Dr John Sturdy                                            jcgs at sanger.ac.uk
Informatics Division
Sanger Centre








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