# [pdftex] URL problem within pdftex

Paulo Ney de Souza desouza at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Oct 20 15:47:00 CEST 2004

The following file process fine under pdflatex, but produces and invalid
PDF file that Acrobat and xpdf are not able to deal with.

It opens up with a mesage:

There was a error processing a page. There was a problem reading
this document (135).

and after clicking Okay, nothing opens.

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\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}

\end{document}
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The problem seesm to reside on the SECOND open parens ( in the string,
the one in the middle of "OTRS(E" and NOT on the other two parens that
come before. Encoding the second parens with %28 fixes the problem.

Checking the PDF specifications for URL's, they say that all that is needed
is RFC1738(http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/topics/urlencoding.htm),
which DOES allow for ( in the string. On top of that, if this were the problem
I would expect that it would complain about the first (, which it does not!

Does anyone knows who is at fault here ?

Paulo Ney
desouza at math.berkeley.edu