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No live HTML links saved in PDFs from Safari in 10.5 Web Browsers
If after upgrading from Safari 5.0.5 to 5.0.6 in (Snow) Leopard are you stuck with no live HTML links when printing with OS X internal PDF engine?

You can downgrade to 5.0.5 using Pacifist (you can search for it easily) and then use the following links to direct downloads of Safari's previous versions.

I tested this in 10.5, hence the title of the hint. These links were found at this Apple discussion thread.

Open the package with Pacifist, select 'Contents of…' file, click install, give your admin password and confirm overriding the previous version. Reboot your Mac.

AFAIK the link issue is a problem with the changed Webkit.framework.

Post in the comments how this works for you, be your OS version Leopard, Snow Leopard or Lion. Since I'll upgrade from Leopard to Lion in a few weeks I'd like to know how it handles HTML links in PDFs.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. The links are still good and point to what they say. Pacifist is a tool for extracting and installing files from within packages, and has been mentioned here frequently before.]
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No live HTML links saved in PDFs from Safari in 10.5
Authored by: benwiggy on Oct 20, '11 11:56:30AM

Hmmm... Installing older versions of Webkit may have other consequences that are not necessarily desirable, particularly relating to security.

Use with caution.



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No live HTML links saved in PDFs from Safari in 10.5
Authored by: emaven on Oct 20, '11 05:44:45PM

Lion doesn't have live links in PDFs either. That is one reason I was holding off on using Lion. But now that Safari in Snow Leopard also does not have live links anymore, it is time to move.

If you need the live links then you can save the page as a web archive.



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No live HTML links saved in PDFs from Safari in 10.5
Authored by: xhinter on Oct 21, '11 02:40:42PM

Can anyone report if the issue is solved in Safari 5.1.1 for Lion and Snow Leopard?



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