[tex-k] (fwd) Bug#337805: tetex-bin: dvips should include document's title in Postscript instead of DVI filename

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Nov 20 02:55:07 CET 2005

>>>>> "Pierre" == Pierre THIERRY <nowhere.man at levallois.eu.org> writes:

  > Scribit Karl Berry dies 18/11/2005 hora 16:56:
  >> I would accept creating a new option so that people who are
  >> concerned can change it for themselves, but not changing the
  >> default.  One person's "leak of privacy" is another person's
  >> "useful information".

  > But isn't the fact that it is a leak of privacy for some persons a
  > really good reason for the default to be not to put it in the
  > file?

  > You shouldn't have to do anything to prevent a leak of privacy,
  > but having to do something to add useful information is
  > reasonable.

  >> I can't imagine anything else reasonable to put there.

  > #include <flame>

  > In the title field? Mmm... Let me guess... The title? No, that's
  > not quite adequate, you're right. The filename is far better.

  > Could dvips put, by default, the title in a filename field, so?

  > Ironically, Nowhere man

the discussion becomes quite bizarre now.

There is nothing to add to Robin's last mail.

If Karl's offer to add a switch is unacceptable, it's best to leave
things as they are.  Dvips is secure and reliable as it is now.

All the examples of "leaks of privacy" mentioned on this list are
absolutely ridiculous.


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