[NTG-context] broken links in PDF included via \copypages (PoC fix attached)

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 22 18:07:48 CET 2019


On 3/22/2019 3:35 PM, Tomas Janousek wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I happen to need to include a PDF which uses unusual link annotations. Instead
> of something like:
> 
>      << /A << /D (aff1a) /S /GoTo >> /Border [ 0 0 0 ] /C [ 1 0 0 ] /F 4 /H /I /Rect [ 104.214 577.913 110.231 586.941 ] /Subtype /Link /Type /Annot >>
> 
> there's
> 
>      << /Border [ 0 0 0 ] /C [ 1 0 0 ] /Dest (aff0001) /H /I /Rect [ 109.005 570.781 115.335 584.308 ] /Subtype /Link /Type /Annot >>
> 
> The error I'm getting is:
> 
>      backend         > link > missing link annotation
> 
> This appears to be okay according to PDF reference [PDFref, pages 492 and
> 501], and it's also supported in poppler [poppler-link]. But it's not
> supported in lpdf-epd.lua.
> 
> [PDFref]: https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/pdf/pdfs/pdf_reference_archives/PDFReference.pdf
> [popplet-link]: https://github.com/danigm/poppler/blob/0011805e22193b690b99a53dcb9986ce04eb3eb4/poppler/Link.cc#L914-L924
> 
> I applied this workaround and it fixed the issue for me:
> 
> --- /usr/share/texmf/tex/context/base/mkiv/lpdf-epa.lua 2018-03-20 23:10:59.000000000 +0100
> +++ lpdf-epa-fixed.lua  2019-03-22 15:11:49.078873530 +0100
> @@ -230,6 +230,12 @@
>                   local w         = xscale * (a_urx - a_llx)
>                   local h         = yscale * (a_ury - a_lly)
>                   if subtype == "Link" then
> +                    if not annotation.A and annotation.Dest then
> +                        annotation.A = {}
> +                        annotation.A.S = "GoTo"
> +                        annotation.A.D = annotation.Dest
> +                    end
> +
>                       local a = annotation.A
>                       if not a then
>                           report_link("missing link annotation")
> 
> Please consider applying a similar fix to the ConTeXt source code. Thanks!

sure, it's a harmless patch and if it works ok ...

> I'm not sure I can attach the actual PDF as it's a recent Elsevier pub, but I
> managed to manually craft one from the ConTeXt hello world using qpdf
> --stream-data=uncompress --object-streams=disable and vim, and I'm attaching
> that. The equation references work in PDF readers but stop working after
> passing through \copypages[Hello-world-weird.pdf][][interaction=yes].
> 
> 
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