[pdftex] hyperbaseurl and ~ or tilde

Reed, Martin J mjreed at essex.ac.uk
Fri Sep 14 10:55:25 CEST 2001


I guess this is more of a hyperef problem than pdflatex but it is most likely 
to relate to this newsgroup:

I am trying to use \hyperbaseurl as

However it seems that the ~ (or tilde ) character is not escaped as it is in 
\href (which works fine with a link such as 

According to Acrobat Reader the baseurl is
http://server/protect unhbox voidb at x penalty @M  {}mjreed/somedir

Is there a fix for this or is it some kind of "feature" of hyperbaseurl?

I have tried all the usual latex escaping mechanisms like \~ and am now stuck!

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