I’ve been tracking the relative popularity of electronic document file-formats for several years – here’s the February 2014 survey. Along the way I’ve noticed that the .com domain (and at… 98% of .com is HTML but 38% of .gov is PDF!
The UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) is responsible for spearheading the development and adoption of digital services within and delivered by the British government. The GDS is studying file-formats to… 2 Lessons from UK government study on electronic document usage
Leading the push for development of an archival variant of PDF over the past 15 years, the many US Courts organizations have document management challenges that most of us don’t… Electronic Documents – What Matters to the US Government
The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), a consortium of archivist institutions committed to the long-term preservation of digital information, has published an important new paper analyzing PDF/A-3 from the archivist’s… Archivists: No flowers for PDF/A-3
On 31 January 2014 the US Government’s National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) issued updated Transfer Guidance, replacing the previous 2003 document. The new Bulletin is substantially overhauled, with greater emphasis on… NARA’s 2014 Transfer Guidance Bulletin
This post is an update to my twice-annual (approximately) track of document file-format popularity as measured by way of Google’s “filetype:” search. Here’s the previous survey, posted in January, 2013.… The 8 most popular document formats on the web
A discussion on the WCAG listserv prompted me to think about lists. What’s the difference between the HTML and PDF treatment of list content? This short article contrasts HTML’s list tags with…
Most electronic documents are PDF files. The problem – not all PDF files are created equal. Not all software does the right thing when editing a PDF file. Bad PDF… Are your documents readable? How would you know?