A poster from Brazil mentioned that his paper was shifting from html to all-pdf web editions. A lot of people brought up possible problems with this. Bandwidth was mentioned, as was the fact that on an html web page, every story can contain links to classifieds and other revenue-generation ads. Then again some companies are interested because it’s shovelware–instead of having a staff for the online edition, you can simply dump the pdfs made form the print edition online.
As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.