Timothy Murphy writes:

 > Incidentally, has something happened to pdflatex-hypertex links,
 > or am I doing something stupid?

who knows?

 > [It surely isn't just because I disagree with Them.
 > I know They are mean, but surely They are not malicious?]

THEY might be both (though i doubt to you so far) but not if
bibliographies are concerned.

why are THEY mean, by the way?