[Bug 1551949]

Kaz-o 1551949 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Aug 9 23:39:13 UTC 2020

(In reply to Stewart Gordon from comment #21)
> (In reply to kaz from comment #16)
> > The document is rendered such that the links look like links: they are rendered in blue, and underlined.
> This is handled by CSS.  In order to not have links highlighted, there would need to be a CSS rule specified as @media print, either in the webpage CSS or in the default stylesheet.

Well, let's see. It's not going to be handled in the web page CSS, is

Because the web page author doesn't care that you're using Firefox to
save the page as PDF, and that it happens to strip hyperlinks of their
functionality while retaining their styling.

Maybe the save-to-PDF feature should pull a piece of CSS from behind the
magic curtain, and apply it to de-style the links that it has no
intention of making work.

> > If you're not going to make it work, the least you could do is not fake the appearance, you know? Would it be difficult to pop up a dialog box or something?
> > 
> >   "this document contains hyperlinks; these will not work           [Save PDF Anyway]   [Cancel]"
> Given that nearly all web pages have hyperlinks, I think that would look somewhat ridiculous, and annoy a user who is creating PDFs of several webpages. 

It was not my intent to design the exact UI in my comment, and still
isn't; but can we pretend I had included the obligatory  "[ ]  don't
show me this dialog again".

> Furthermore, I'm not sure if it's possible to detect if the user has
selected 'Save as PDF' under macOS, or is using a PDF printer driver
under any OS.

I'm pretty sure this entire bug is not about using a "PDF driver under
any OS" but saving a PDF from Firefox to a file.

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