[xep-support] Automatically-active URIs??

From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@acm.org>
Date: Wed Nov 02 2005 - 15:38:23 PST

I might be the last person on the RenderX planet to have noticed that
all HTTP-style URIs (possibly others, too, but I haven't verified
that) are automatically made into active links, at least in PDF output.

While this might seem like a nice little bit of value-added, I assure
you that it's not always the best idea. For example, if hyphenation
is in use and a long URI falls near the end of a line of PDF test,
that URI may well get hyphenated at an awkward place. But XEP
merrily turns the now-invalid URI (because of the inserted hyphen)
into an active link that is highly likely to result in an error 404
when followed.

I have scoured the XEP documentation, the RenderX website, and this
support list's archives without finding anything on this
subject. But "scouring" isn't foolproof, of course. Perhaps I'm
looking for the wrong words and phrases.

I would very much appreciate having more control over this (arguable)
feature of XEP. Perhaps the configuration parameters could be
enhanced to allow this turned on or off (I don't care if the default
state is "on").

Or is there already some ability to control this that I have just overlooked?

Thanks for any guidance,

Jim Melton --- Editor of ISO/IEC 9075-* (SQL) Phone: +1.801.942.0144
   Co-Chair, W3C XML Query WG; F&O (etc.) editor Fax : +1.801.942.3345
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