[NTG-pdftex] Re: backslashes in \pdfoutline

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jul 14 11:44:35 CEST 2004


Karl Berry wrote:

>    pdftex pipes destinations names through unchanged
>
>Yes, and many other things as well (having just read through the new
>pdftex manual, as Hartmut knows :).  Trying to escape all of them seems
>more problematic to me now.  There are probably more important things
>for pdftex development to work on.
>
>    detecting forbidden things: unbalanced unescaped braces and a lonely
>    backslash at the string end.
>  
>
    it is dangerous to start adding such features esp since i do some 
cleanup already

far better is to have two primitives

\escapedpdf{....}
\escapedps{....}

\pdfsomething{...... \escapedpdf{....} ...}

Hans



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