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Bug#513748: release-notes: pdf files do not provide viewable URLs

Package: release-notes
Severity: minor

Many of the references to URL's in the pdf release notes appear as their
description (e.g. "bug tracking system") rather than their URL's.
Particularly if someone prints out the document, they will be unable
to determine the corresponding URL.

When I view the document inside iceweasel, albeit with the proprietary
acroread plugin, I can not recover the URLs.  They aren't visible on
the screen, can't be captured by right clicking as far as I can tell,
and clicking on the link produces the error "The plugin required by
this 'URI' action is not available...."  I don't know if pdf viewers
have the same limitation.

I think the best thing would be if the references automatically
expanded to include both the description and the URL, e.g.,
"bug tracking system (http://bugs.debian.org).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (990, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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