[pdftex] @nd Try, trruoble with hyperref when using unnumbered TOC entries

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Jul 10 11:01:30 CEST 2003

> Why would someone want add an unumbered section to the 
> TOC that is mislinked by a single line ? I even found this strange 
> linking inside the "Not so short introduction to latex" (!) If even 
> these people did not realize their mistake then we should consider this 
> as a bug. Almost every pdflatex file out there on the net has an index 
> or something else
> mislinked by one line, this seems serious to me.

It _is_ serious. But I am afraid  you must expect such things when one
attempts to bolt new facilities into a creaking architecture like LaTeX.
To do the job really properly, LaTeX would have to have very serious
surgery to its innards, and probably invalidate lots of other packages
along the way. This is why ConTeXt is better, because a) it is a much
later design, which happened when things like hyperlinking were already
known about, and b) it does not have the uncontrolled package mechanism.

Obvious stuff, I know...

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