[thelist] Re: PDF without Acrobat?

Benjamin kalos at carolina.rr.com
Thu Jul 4 15:08:01 CDT 2002

 >> Is this an actual pdf document? If so it certainly makes downloading of
the viewer redundant.

They are parsing through the pdf document with a Perl script and displaying
the output. Without delving into it too much (as it is the 4th here in the
States .. and I have a barbecue to attend =] ) it appears they might be
using Text::PDF or another similar module.

Google yielded a plethora of results (perl + "pdf to html"). One of
interest was http://www.planetpdf.com/mainpage.asp?WebPageID=493

At any rate, this would be a nice option to include on many of the larger
sites as pdf's can sometimes take forever to load.

hope this helps,

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