[NTG-pdftex] Re: Missing pages, invalid files

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Fri, 02 Jul 2004 13:00:52 +0200


Martin Schröder wrote:

>On 2004-07-02 09:40:57 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
>  
>
>>Currently, when one tries to include page 10 of a 9 page document, pdftex 
>>quits. Is it possible to continue and return an empty xform with say 
>>3.141592pt by 3.141592pt dimensions? 
>>    
>>
>
>I don't know how difficult it would be to implement, but what
>would be the benefits? The document has an error which must be
>signalled to the user.
>  
>
sure, but better have a valid file than an invalid one; in workflows 
where a naive user is behind an interface, the worst advertisement you 
can get is an invalid file

>>Also, is it possible in case of a 'fatal' error which is not that fatal, to 
>>finish the file so that we get at least a valid pdf file; the alternative 
>>is to delete the file; it's really annoying to get back a file which is 
>>corrupt. In that case, no file at all is better. 
>>    
>>
>
>Agreed. I've added that as a feature request on Sarovar for
>further tracking
>(http://sarovar.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=87&group_id=106&atid=496)
>  
>
thanks 

Hans 

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