Yes! Hyperlinks are a type of annotation which BuildVu fully supports. Hyperlinks are stored inside the
annotations.json file which can be parsed programmatically, allowing hyperlinks to be easily added, modified or removed.
The IDRViewer fully supports hyperlinks as long as the document is loaded from a web server. The IDRViewer relies on an AJAX request to load the
annotations.json. When loading the document from the local file system, web browsers block this AJAX request for security reasons. Learn more:
- Chromium Issue 40787: Local files doesn’t load with Ajax
- MDN Web Docs: Local File Security in Firefox 68
If you are using the content mode, you will need to implement your own solution for loading and displaying annotations.
Note: Our online converter has external hyperlinks disabled for security reasons. They are enabled in our customer and trial downloads.
- How does BuildVu handle annotations and forms?
- How do annotations work in BuildVu?
- Annotations JSON API
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