Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475159
evince adds encoding to URLs, breaking certain URLs
Last modified: 2015-02-12 12:42:25 EST
Description of problem:
Clicking on hyperlinks in evince does not always work: evince seems to add encoding to the URL, breaking it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create two hyperlinks:
In both cases, when clicking the hyperlink in evince, Firefox opens, displaying the following URL in the address bar:
(note: %3 instead of ?)
* the above links work as expected in evince-2.24.1-3.fc10.i386 and acroread-8.1.2.SU1-2.el5
* see attached for testing PDF (navigate to page 9).
* the following link works correctly in evince as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 and Fedora 10:
Created attachment 326103 [details]
PDF with URLs as per the bug
Apologies for the way the PDF is attached. I did not want to spam everyone trying to get it right.
right clicking and selecting "Copy Link Address" works in all cases.
this also happens with # in URLs, replaced with %23
Are there any updates on this?
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).