If I'm not mistaken then, the above means:
1. Even if the Link did 'make it through' to the PDF: it is (probably?) not what you want - since this will cause a browser to launch 'at' PRPC, not to 'follow' the link. (Unless you did want that?)
You could consider just creating your own (custom) Section with 'Auto-generated HTML' switched OFF to create a simple link 'control' which creates static anchor link. ('static' - at least by the time it hits the client - you *can* use JSP tags to alter dynamically).
Also consider that 'link controls' in PRPC don't just have a one:one relationship with the html 'anchor' concept - you can attach your own events/action-sets to them - they can be used for things other than simple browser 'click-through-navigation'; so only a subset of 'links' would ever make sense to convert to PDF in any case...