[dvipdfmx] failure with html-special

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Nov 9 13:36:58 CET 2020

Hello the following (stripped down from an example involving the 
revtex class) compiled without error with older xdvipdfmx (and created 
a link annotation). 

\special{html:<a href="h">}

<</Type/Annot/Subtype/Link/C[0 0 1]/A<</Type/Action/S/URI/URI(h)>>/Rect[148.712 704.236
163.935 718.353]>>

With a current xdvipdfmx Version 20201031 it now fails:

[1] (./test-utf8.aux) )
xdvipdfmx:fatal: pdf_write_obj: Invalid object, type = -1

No output PDF file written.

Error 1 (driver return code) generating output;
file test-utf8.pdf may not be valid.
SyncTeX written on test-utf8.synctex.gz.

Transcript written on test-utf8.log.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Ulrike Fischer

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