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application/pdf and netscape incompatability problem

Mukesh Sehgal

Joined: Oct 10, 2003
Posts: 11
heh guys,
I am having a problem with netscape and here what it looks like:

Inside a JSP page, I have a javascript function which invokes a pdf file. Now if I am using IE it works fine but when I do the same thing using netscape it says: this file is of type "application/pdf", and netscape does not know how to handle this type of file. It invokes a blank page behind this message screen. I am trying to get rid of this blank page. I have seen the javascript code and it invokes this blank page as it has,'....)
let me know if somebody can help me with this.
Thanks a lot.
Mukesh Sehgal
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Moved to HTML/Javascript.

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
The pdf will not open up directly in Netscape like it does in IE. Plus what version of Netscape are we talking here?

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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