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Topic: RE: Can links be created using JavaScript?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56611
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

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>>From: "John"

>>I need to create links from one page to another. Can
>>JavaScript be used to do this? I couldn't find anything in
>>the manuals to help me.
>>



Links are not addressed by Adobe's JavaScript API. It's a curious omission.
You almost *have* to write a plugin if you want to manipulate links.

What's curious about it is that Links are just another type of annotation.
Form fields, links, and what we think of as canonical Annotations, are all
(at the lowest level) just annotation objects.

The AcroJS API addresses form fields and canonical annots via purpose-built
objects and methods, but in truth they should all derive from one base
object. The Acrobat plugin (C/C++) API follows a more unified approach, of
treating all annots as annots. The AcroJS API follows a less unified
approach probably in order to present a more user-friendly API to scripters,
but one consequence of that is that there are these leftover "pockets" of
unexposed functionality, such as the lack of any Link methods in JavaScript.

FWIW.

--Kas Thomas




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  >>From: "John" =<corner@tampabay.rr.com>



  >>I need to create links from one page =to another. Can

  >>JavaScript be used to do this? I =couldn't find anything in

  >>the manuals to help me.

   >>







Links are not addressed by Adobe's JavaScript API. =It's a curious omission. You almost *have* to write a plugin if you =want to manipulate links.



What's curious about it is that Links are just =another type of annotation. Form fields, links, and what we think of as =canonical Annotations, are all (at the lowest level) just annotation =objects.



The AcroJS API addresses form fields and canonical =annots via purpose-built objects and methods, but in truth they should =all derive from one base object. The Acrobat plugin (C/C++) API follows =a more unified approach, of treating all annots as annots. The AcroJS =API follows a less unified approach probably in order to present a more =user-friendly API to scripters, but one consequence of that is that =there are these leftover "pockets" of unexposed =functionality, such as the lack of any Link methods in =JavaScript.



FWIW.



--Kas Thomas









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