[NTG-pdftex] [pdftex-Support Requests][4359] The /Names[..(hypertarget)..] is not visible in PDF 1.5 anymore

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Tue Jan 8 08:41:09 CET 2013

Support Requests item #4359, was opened at 2013-01-08 08:41
Status: Open
Priority: 3
Submitted By: Vadim Engelson (vengelson)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: The /Names[..(hypertarget)..] is not visible in PDF 1.5 anymore 
Category: None
Group: None
Resolution: None

Initial Comment:
The older version of pdflatex 1.40.9 generates an ASCII fragment in
PDF file looking like /Names[...(HYPERTARGET)...]  for each
latex \hypertarget{HYPERTARGET} command in Latex *.tex file
PDF version is 1.4. Using OpenSuse 11.2.

In PDF these are called named-destinations.

These can be visible by unix command "strings xxx.pdf"

The new version of pdflatex 1.40.12 generates this information 
in some encoded from , not in ASCII.  May be it is compressed or encoded
for some reason.
The PDF version 1.5 now. Using OpenSuse 12.2.

Is there any extra argument, parameter or a switch to make
the strings like /Names[...(HYPERTARGET)...] visible as
ASCII strings inside PDF file ?

If not, is there any simple API that works with PDF 1.5 on Unix,
to extract all named-destinations mentioned in the PDF file ?


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