[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Feature Requests-662 ] avoid creating "fixed destination"

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Feature Requests item #662, was opened at 2006-10-20 11:57
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Ulrich Diez (ulrichdiez)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: avoid creating "fixed destination"

Initial Comment:
When referencing a non-existing destination, you get 
this warning:

! pdfTeX warning (dest): name{<something>} has been 
referenced but
  does not exist, replaced by a fixed one

I always like the warning about non-existing 
destinations, but sometimes  I'd prefer pdfTeX not to 
take action besides issuing a warning-message/I'd 
prefer pdfTeX not to create a "fixed" destination. 
E.g., when creating several separate pdf-files with 
pdfTeX (for later merging them together by means of 
external software like "pdftk" or "pdfcat") whereby 
the named destination is not known/available when 
compiling file A but is available/provided in file B 
so that in the result from merging these files, 
everything will be fine.

Does it make sense/is it possible to implement some 
mechanism for forking if creation of fixed destination 
shall be avoided or not?
(Either a new token/primitive similar to \globaldefs 
which can be used within TeX source or some command-
line-option which can be specified at the command-line 
when running pdfTeX ?)




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