Re: [xep-support] relative links (pdf to pdf)

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 05:33:22 PDT

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    Hello Benoit,

    This problem arises because of two issues. First of all there was a
    mistype in the Nikolai's message that you are referring to.
    An external link should looks like this:
    <fo:basic-link external-destination="url('file:EC-GEN-0.1-en-GB.pdf#GEN-0.1-Fig-01')">GEN 0.1 Figure 1</fo:basic-link>
    without any slashes after 'file:'.
    The second problem is related with targets. Named destinations are
    created only for those ID attributes that are referenced by an
    internal-destination attribute on some <fo:basic-link> or
    <rx:bookmark> element inside the document. As a result, if you have
    some ID that referenced by external-link only it would not create any
    named destinations in resulting PDF. Setting H4PDF.DROP_UNUSED_DESTINATIONS
    property to 'false' will force XEP to create named destination in the
    resulting PDF for every ID attribute it encounters (please refer to
    "XEP 3.4 User Guide", section "Options for PDF Generator").

    We will consider extending XEP documentation regarding this topic,
    thanks for suggestion.

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    MB> Hi,

    MB> I can't get "pdf to pdf" links to work. Here's what I state in FO, following a previous message from Nikolai [1] and adding appropriate quotes:

    MB> <fo:basic-link external-destination="url('file://EC-GEN-0.1-en-GB.pdf#GEN-0.1-Fig-01')">GEN 0.1 Figure 1</fo:basic-link>

    MB> This doesn't work: Acrobat Reader reports that "There was an error opening this document. The path does not exist". When I open the pdf file from within a browser, I don't even get this message
    MB> and nothing happens).

    MB> I also have this error when this link is within the EC-GEN-0.1-en-GB.pdf file itself (in this case, I can modify the FO source and create an internal-destination link, which is working fine, but
    MB> is not what I'm looking for).

    MB> Perhaps an example of such relative link in the tutorial [2] would be beneficial.

    MB> Thanks in advance for any help,
    MB> Benoit

    MB> [1]
    MB> [2]

    MB> ......................................................................
    MB> Benoit MAISONNY
    MB> eAIP development & support
    MB> EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Information Management

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