I have started very recently with DPS and one of the things I miss most is that users cannot copy a piece of text at their wish to paste it in their mail readers, browsers or any other app.
I wonder if this 'textability' of text is in the future plans of Adobe in the short term, but I think it would improve a lot the products made with DPS.
Gustavo (Posting from Madrid)
"HTML is the obvious future for DPS"
But, if publishers wanted to go html... why travel with the DPS (expensive) road? Would it be so —and I think you surely have sound reasons for your opinion—), by telling DPS users to go to PDF format, Adobe would be a bit misleading them, isn't it so?
I mean, newspapers and magazines are already in the web-html world. Unless the html DPS offers means something really different... there's little point in repurposing content in just another html. For as much fixed layout it might be.
Just pondering and wondering to myself...
That’s the point. PDF is not the answer, HTML is.
At pepcon a few weeks back I did a quick session on adding HTML to DPS articles. Things like Google Maps, Twitter feeds, Edge animations. But then I showed an article I did completely in Dreamweaver.
It had embedded fonts, was completely liquid so one layout worked in both orientations, had a lightbox slideshow, accordion panels, LIVE TYPE and weighed in at just about one megabyte.
The conclusion is that we don’t need to put HTML into InDesign we need to get it out.