[NTG-pdftex] PDF rectangles (was: pdfpagebox)

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Mon Sep 19 15:04:55 CEST 2005

On 2005-09-15 14:57:59 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
>   * The pdf spec says that the box typically has the form:
>       [ ll_x ll_y ur_x ur_y ]
>     (PDF spec for 1.6, section "3.8.4 Rectangle")
>     But there is a note that says that any two diagonally
>     opposite corners are acceptable and that applications that
>     process PDF should be prepared to normalize such rectangles.
>     The question is now, does pdfTeX normalize the rectangle?

AFAIK it doesn't, and I've yet to see a PDF in the wild that has
a rectangle with [ ul_x ul_y lr_x lr_y ] . I doubt that gs & xpdf
can handle this...


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