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It works in chrome because they bought the source for the foxit pdf toolkit which does support it.

but out of all of the weird stuff in the pdf spec (which is terrible) javascript has got to be the worst.

What, you don't want arbitrary javascript payloads executing on that important legal contract with all your personal details on it? Look, I'm sure whatever underpaid secretary found that contract on the internet definitely audited any and all JS on it.

hours of fun for sure.

even the attempts at restricting stuff to make a saner version (PDF/a) eventually devolve into allowing all the crud back in.

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