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Re: call function in other window ?

From: tomas
Subject: Re: call function in other window ?
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 09:57:12 +0200
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On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 09:44:29AM +0200, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> >> The PDF format isn't made to be interactive.
> >> It is made to look good, to look the same on
> >> all computers, and to be easy to print.
> >
> > Never underestimate what you can do (or what
> > can be done to you!) via embedded Javascript
> > in PDFs[1].
> JavaScript in PDFs? I take it as a feather in
> my hat [...]

Glad I helped decorate your hat :)

> > [1] Quoth Wikipedia [...]


> Crystal clear! I stand corrected.
> But maybe we should be content that only Adobe
> has that.

I wouldn't be so sure (Adobe would sell my grandma if that were
profitable to them). Besides, it seems to be known outside of
Adobe how to "do" Javascript in PDF anyway.

But my main point was the irony: Adobe gains market dominance
(a long story having to do with PostScript, laser printers and
things), imposes a document standard (PDF) touted as open, ISO
and things, especially touted as "safe" for documents (because,
as opposed to PostScript it's *not* a programming language),
then turns around and makes *proprietary* extensions (referenced
from the standard as _normative_. Yikes) to that with an embedded
executable language. Bad, Adobe, bad.

- -- t
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