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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: Request for help with olink target data fileand @href attribute

> >>>>> David Tolpin <dvd@davidashen.net>:
> >> Currently olinks between PDF documents are not active hyperlinks,
> >> just text references.  I'm not sure of the syntax that needs to be
> >> generated to link between PDF documents.
> > In XEP, 'file' protocol is used for PDF links.
> If you use relative URLs, it should work both in a local file system,
> and when served by HTTP (ie. if the PDF viewer can talk HTTP).

Personally, I am not aware of any PDF viewers that can talk HTTP directly.
Acrobat Reader cannot retrieve relative URLs for local files unless
launched as a plugin for a WWW browser, for example.

PDF links are different from Web links from PDF's point of view;
the same link cannot be both a PDF link and a Web link in the same

David Tolpin

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