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Re: point-and-click default

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: point-and-click default
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 20:29:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lukas-Fabian Moser <> writes:

> Hi David,
>> I've been using Lilypond for a few years, and only yesterday learned
>> about the point-and-click feature in pdf output.  In particular, I had
>> no idea that by default Lilypond includes absolute pathnames to local
>> source files on my system as metadata in the pdf output files.  So when
>> I uploaded a couple of files to IMSLP recently, that metadata was
>> available for all to see.
> The Notation Reference states
> (
> "Point and click functionality is enabled by default when creating PDF
> or SVG files."
> "Note: You should always turn off point and click in any LilyPond
> files to be distributed to avoid including path information about your
> computer in the PDF file, which can pose a security risk."
> I agree that these statements make for a gloomy combination by today's
> standards of increased awareness for computer security issues.
> Wouldn't it be more reasonable to switch point-and-click off by
> default?

My personal idea would be to use relative links anyway, but that might
possibly not work with the kind of "URL helper" setup that typically
ends up calling lilypond-invoke-editor .

David Kastrup

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