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Why is the PDF spec so massive?! It would not surprise me if 99.99% of PDF use cases could be covered by 10% of that document or maybe even less...

It's no different from Microsoft Word. 90% of Word's use could be fulfilled by WordPad. I would expect that fewer than 10% of users use 90% of Word's functionality.

Same with the web, some of the rare usecases are important.

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