[NTG-pdftex] [pdftex-Bugs][4317] \pdfstartlink node doesn't show its node contents

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Thu Aug 26 05:28:46 CEST 2010

Bugs item #4317, was opened at 2010-08-25 15:47
Status: Open
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Heiko Oberdiek (oberdiek)
Assigned to: The Thanh Han (hanthethanh)
Summary: \pdfstartlink node doesn't show its node contents 
Category: Primitives
Group: None
Resolution: Accepted

Initial Comment:
\showlists and \showbox are useful tools for debugging.
However the node generated by \pdfstartlink does not show
its children.

Example for iniTeX or plain TeX:

\parfillskip=0pt plus 1fil

  \pdfstartlink user{}%
    \vrule width 10pt height 10pt

\vrule width 20pt height 20pt
\hbox{\vrule width 30pt height 30pt}%
\pdfstartlink user{}%
\vrule width 40pt height 40pt

The output does not show the rule for 10pt and 40pt, e.g.
  > \box0=
  .\pdfstartlink(*+*)x* action user{}

Yours sincerely


Comment By: Heiko Oberdiek (oberdiek)
Date: 2010-08-26 05:28

The analysis of the sources revealed that inside the case
pdf_start_link_node inside <Display the whatsit...> an
errornous `return' occurs, if the action is `user'.
The fix replaces the `return' by an else branch for the
other action cases.

I try to add the patch file right here to avoid
the overhead of a new patch item.

Yours sincerely


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