[Tugindia] Hyperref and url

Dr C. K. Raju dr_c_k_raju at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 4 17:45:10 CEST 2008

I want to use both packages hyperref and url (together with memoir, endnotes, and a special font).

1. If I use url alone, as follows, everything works fine.

%This url is used as an argument to \footnote, and is fragile since it contains the % sign. In contrast, the defined \url like command \tikdum is robust.

(But of course I don't get bookmarks to the chapters and contents in the pdf document, which have to be created manually. This is fine if I only want to print.) 

2. If I use hyperref alone, 

\usepackage[pdftex, bookmarksnumbered=true, breaklinks=true]{hyperref}

it does not correctly understand a url of the following sort and flags this as an error (in the .ent file)

\textit{Augustan History,}\url{http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Historia_Augusta/Firmus_et_al*.html\#8}

Also, links are _not_ automatically wrapped in the pdfviewer (Acrobat 6). (Have I overlooked some option other than breaklinks?) The package breakurl says that this feature is already included in pdflatex. [Also there are no links to endnotes, as one would want.]

3. If I use package hyperref _before_ package url that leads to an error (conflicting options for package url) and no pages of output. 

4. If I use package hyperref _after_ package url I still get the error, but I also get an output. However, the urls in the endnotes remain all mucked up as if the package url had not been loaded at all. 

5. As far as I can see, hyperref has no command analogous to \urldef of package url. If I use \href to try to define \url like commands as in

that is flagged as an error. Also,  \href seems to change the font.

Any suggestions? 

All best, 

C. K. Raju

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