Dynamic Link Inclusion in Online PDF Journals

Probets, Steve and Brailsford, David and Carr, Les and Hall, Wendy (1998) Dynamic Link Inclusion in Online PDF Journals. In: 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, EP'98., March/April 1998, St. Malo, France.

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Abstract

Two complementary de facto standards for the publication of electronic documents are HTML on theWorldWideWeb and Adobe s PDF (Portable Document Format) language for use with Acrobat viewers. Both these formats provide support for hypertext features to be embedded within documents. We present a method, which allows links and other hypertext material to be kept in an abstract form in separate link databases. The links can then be interpreted or compiled at any stage and applied, in the correct format to some specific representation such as HTML or PDF. This approach is of great value in keeping hyperlinks relevant, up-to-date and in a form which is independent of the finally delivered electronic document format. Four models are discussed for allowing publishers to insert links into documents at a late stage. The techniques discussed have been implemented using a combination of Acrobat plug-ins, Web servers and Web browsers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Final draft of paper accepted for the EP98 conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hyperlinks, linkbases, PDF, online journals
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science and Information Technology
ID Code:205
Deposited By:Brailsford, David
Deposited On:12 Oct 2005
Last Modified:09 Oct 2007 16:50

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