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How was the PDF format created?

My impression is - and correct me* if I'm wrong - that most of the visual content on the page (as if it were printed), has been standardized very well, and PDF viewers are required to display this stuff 100% correctly. * [Edit. I received already a correction, that states exactly what's wrong and right with my assumption, so please read the comment.] But all the rest, typically everything that goes into the "FDF" part of a PDF, has not been agreed on as a standard [edit. this was my wrong part...] or even a requirement for PDF viewers. So that's why all the nifty features like comments, bookmarks, form elements, buttons, videos, etcetera, are often neglected, poorly displayed, or otherwise non-functional in many PDF viewers, especially those on mobile devices. This problem, plus the simple fact that PDF is based on and committed to a fixed format and absolutely positioned content, makes it a difficult carrier for new media and devices. So my guess is that PDF will remain a typical format for carrying, displaying and safe-guarding any printed or print-like matter, digitally. But our digital future needs different formats, though...

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So what will this change to the web? Well, this may or may not be news to you, but the short answer is, that there are only 3 real contenders in the current race for web-native formats, that have gained some momentum, that we can now refer to as “web-native”. This is the Web Audio API This is the Web Audio API This is the Web Audio API These 3 are very similar to each other on the surface, but are actually very distinct formats, that do quite different and sometimes surprising things on the surface to get us in the same space. While Audio and Video may appear similar on the surface of the screen, there are also important differences, that you need to start paying attention to in order to realize the full depth of the possibilities of Web Audio and Web Audio and Web Video at the same time.

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