[cairo] pdf hyperlinks
dan at mcmahill.net
Tue Feb 17 19:02:13 PST 2009
Quite some time back there was a proposal on this list for an API for
supporting hyperlinks in the pdf output from cairo. Has there been any
further discussion or movement towards implementing this?
This is the thread I am referring too:
My interest lies in a project (gEDA and in particular gschem) where we
have custom postscript output currently for printing and might like to
move to cairo and then be able to take advantage of GtkPrint. Our
application is one where hyperlinks could be fairly useful. We don't
have that coded into our custom postscript (yet) but it should be easy
(pdfmark and then pstopdf can deal with it). I would hate to lose this
functionality if/when we move to cairo.
For postscript output, we'd want to output pdfmark. Then if someone
does a pstopdf conversion, the links will be preserved. In fact,
pdfmark's will even survive from a .eps file that is included into a
LaTeX document and processed with dvips and later pstopdf. It can be
I haven't looked into it much but I wonder if the same API would be
appropriate for png imagemaps.
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