Re[2]: Progress on HTML 3 (acrobat, applets)

Rohit Khare (
Thu, 9 Nov 95 16:53:44 -0500

> Also, several graphics programs can import non-secured
> PDF: Adobe Illustrator 5.5 and greater, Freehand, Canvas,
> and a Quark Xtension, Gymnast, that was also demonstrated
> at Seybold.

Well, as a NeXTSTEP user, I'd like to note that Adobe hasn't yet seen a
business need to support Acrobat/NS -- creating a market niche that not one,
not two, but _four_ products [1] have rushed in to fill.

... and _none_ of them can work with secured PDF. One of the developers
intimated that this was because the enncryption techniques were not openly
available; that it was only licensable from Adobe. Many of ODF documents on
the web, including many with WebLinks, are so encrypted, and inacessible.

Is this true?

Rohit Khare