Doc gets pissed about PDFs. We all know that. And we know why. He's right, they are a pain in the ass in terms of loading time, hogging resources, and searchability, although I think google spiders them now, right?
But what is a pain is that PDFs aren't as fast and manuverable as HTML.
What's nice is that you, the author, controls the look during the browser wars of today and tomorrow.
My solution is to simply TELL readers that the document they're about to click on is a PDF. It's really very simple. Just put [PDF] after the document link.
That'll make Doc happer. It'll make me happy. And we can all get some rest.