Original version e-mailed to Electronic Publication Implementation Committee (EPIC), Entomological Society of America (ESA), 22 July 1997.

Thomas J. Walker, 25 August 1997.

The question was posed as to whether HTML or PDF would be the more useful format for ESA's electronic reprints. The short answer is that it depends on whether the articles are to be viewed and used mainly on the computer screen or mainly as hardcopy.

Here is a brief comparison of the two:

Here is a more detailed comparison: