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Re: url style for pdf

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: url style for pdf
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:57:13 +0200
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> Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:39:06 GMT
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> To: address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: url style for pdf
>     Maybe the best would be to have an option that says that the book is
>     to be printed or displayed.
> Interesting idea, but it seems somehow too indirect to me, leading to
> confusion about action at a distance, mysterious options, etc.  Besides,
> print vs. display usage is just an example.  People might well prefer
> the "textual" style in all cases, whether they are putting their PDF
> online or not.
> In fact, maybe I should eliminate the question in another way -- by
> switching to always the "textual" style (black rather than colored, and
> show the url).  That would be ok with me, and would be cleaner than any
> language-level additions.  I don't think there was any particular user
> demand for the current PDF/DVI difference, it just seemed natural.
> Or maybe I just accepted a patch that did it that way, I don't remember.
> Wdyt?  (Arnold, you too. :)
> k

This is preferable to having no control. In any case, I noticed that really
long URLs (and they're getting longer these days) don't line break well;
can you set a "hyphenation point" or whatever it is at each / character?



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