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Today's Topics:

1. hyperref and relative local files (James W. Haefner)
2. Re: hyperref and relative local files (James W. Haefner)
3. Re: hyperref and relative local files (James W. Haefner)

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Message: 1
Date: 23 Feb 2005 17:34:56 -0700
From: "James W. Haefner" <James.Haefner at usu.edu>
Subject: [pdftex] hyperref and relative local files
To: pdfTeX <pdftex at tug.org>
Message-ID: <1109205295.727.55.camel at bnr233.bnr.usu.edu>
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I apologize for this mostly off-topic question, but I do not have access
to comp.text.tex and there may be a relation to pdftex... I'm using
hyperref version hyperref 2003/11/30 v6.74m.   Here's what I tried to
post:

This question/problem has been asked many times before, but so far
it has not been answered that I can tell after googling the archives.
Hopefully I missed something obvious.

I want to put a pdf with hyperref on a CD and have a link
to a local file that will be opened by a browser.  E.g.:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\end{document}

where "subdir" is a directory on the CD and index.html is
is an index file for a html file on the CD.
I've tried various permutations of the \href
line (eg, 0 slashes, 3 slashes, a leading dot), but mostly I get the
error:
Can not open "file:/subdir/index.html"

In other words, something is putting a forward slash
in front of the path.  Is there no way around this, even an inelegant
hack involving a hand-coded \special?  Is it a problem with hyperref or
browsers?  How can I solve my problem?  (Clearly, a CD can be mounted
anywhere, so absolute paths (which work correctly) are not a viable
solution.)

Jim

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James W. Haefner             Email: James.Haefner at usu.edu
Dept Biology/Ecology Center  Voice: 435-797-3553
Utah State University        FAX:   435-797-1575
Logan, UT 84322-5305

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Message: 2
Date: 23 Feb 2005 18:19:15 -0700
From: "James W. Haefner" <James.Haefner at usu.edu>
Subject: Re: [pdftex] hyperref and relative local files
To: pdfTeX <pdftex at tug.org>
Message-ID: <1109207955.727.61.camel at bnr233.bnr.usu.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain

Follow-up:  I've learned that the following works in Windows using
acrobat 6.0:

\href{run:subdir/index.html}{Local}

-j

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 17:34, James W. Haefner wrote:
> I apologize for this mostly off-topic question, but I do not have access
> to comp.text.tex and there may be a relation to pdftex... I'm using
> hyperref version hyperref 2003/11/30 v6.74m.   Here's what I tried to
> post:
>
> This question/problem has been asked many times before, but so far
> it has not been answered that I can tell after googling the archives.
> Hopefully I missed something obvious.
>
> I want to put a pdf with hyperref on a CD and have a link
> to a local file that will be opened by a browser.  E.g.:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{hyperref}
> \begin{document}
> \end{document}
>
> where "subdir" is a directory on the CD and index.html is
> is an index file for a html file on the CD.
> I've tried various permutations of the \href
> line (eg, 0 slashes, 3 slashes, a leading dot), but mostly I get the
> error:
> Can not open "file:/subdir/index.html"
>
> In other words, something is putting a forward slash
> in front of the path.  Is there no way around this, even an inelegant
> hack involving a hand-coded \special?  Is it a problem with hyperref or
> browsers?  How can I solve my problem?  (Clearly, a CD can be mounted
> anywhere, so absolute paths (which work correctly) are not a viable
> solution.)
>
>
> Jim
--
James W. Haefner             Email: James.Haefner at usu.edu
Dept Biology/Ecology Center  Voice: 435-797-3553
Utah State University        FAX:   435-797-1575
Logan, UT 84322-5305

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Message: 3
Date: 23 Feb 2005 19:04:07 -0700
From: "James W. Haefner" <James.Haefner at usu.edu>
Subject: Re: [pdftex] hyperref and relative local files
To: pdfTeX <pdftex at tug.org>
Message-ID: <1109210647.5171.5.camel at bnr233.bnr.usu.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain

2nd follow-up and conclusion:
The \href{} line below also works with linux acroread 5.06/5.0.10 *as
long as" the mozilla browser is already open (RH9 and FC3).  It fails if
it is not open, but a subsequent click on the link will work.  So,
perversely, if the user double clicks *slowly* it works the "first"
time. I haven't tested it on other linux browsers.

Jim

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 18:19, James W. Haefner wrote:
> Follow-up:  I've learned that the following works in Windows using
> acrobat 6.0:
>
> \href{run:subdir/index.html}{Local}
>
> -j
>
>
> On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 17:34, James W. Haefner wrote:
> > I apologize for this mostly off-topic question, but I do not have access
> > to comp.text.tex and there may be a relation to pdftex... I'm using
> > hyperref version hyperref 2003/11/30 v6.74m.   Here's what I tried to
> > post:
> >
> > This question/problem has been asked many times before, but so far
> > it has not been answered that I can tell after googling the archives.
> > Hopefully I missed something obvious.
> >
> > I want to put a pdf with hyperref on a CD and have a link
> > to a local file that will be opened by a browser.  E.g.:
> >
> > \documentclass{article}
> > \usepackage{hyperref}
> > \begin{document}
> > \end{document}
> >
> > where "subdir" is a directory on the CD and index.html is
> > is an index file for a html file on the CD.
> > I've tried various permutations of the \href
> > line (eg, 0 slashes, 3 slashes, a leading dot), but mostly I get the
> > error:
> > Can not open "file:/subdir/index.html"
> >
> > In other words, something is putting a forward slash
> > in front of the path.  Is there no way around this, even an inelegant
> > hack involving a hand-coded \special?  Is it a problem with hyperref or
> > browsers?  How can I solve my problem?  (Clearly, a CD can be mounted
> > anywhere, so absolute paths (which work correctly) are not a viable
> > solution.)
> >
> >
> > Jim
--
James W. Haefner             Email: James.Haefner at usu.edu
Dept Biology/Ecology Center  Voice: 435-797-3553
Utah State University        FAX:   435-797-1575
Logan, UT 84322-5305

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