# [pdftex] problem with color.sty in pdflatex

Wybo Dekker wybo at servalys.nl
Sun Jul 4 14:11:08 CEST 2004

I think there is a bug in color.sty, although I hardly dare say so,
because I would expect that the problem would have come up much earlier.

My impression is that when a page ends with a color, it will also start
with that color. This is illustrated by the following:

\documentclass{article}
\pdfoutput=1
\usepackage[pdftex]{color}
\usepackage[papersize=100mm]{geometry}
\begin{document}
I'm supposed to be black, because no color was set until now;
after me, the color is set to red.
\color[rgb]{1,0,0}

I'm red, but after me the color is set to green,
As a result, my black brother on top of this page has turned green.
\color[rgb]{0,1,0}
\newpage
I'm supposed to be green; after me comes blue,
As a result, my color is actually blue.
\color[rgb]{0,0,1}
\newpage
I'm blue and after me, the color stays so, happily,
because if after me the color would become white,
I would have been invisible.
%\color[rgb]{1,1,1}
\end{document}

A similar source in ConTeXt has no problems.
Do I make a mistake in my source?
Or is this really a bug?

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Wybo Dekker