Meaningless Drivel is fun!*
The moose likes HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the fly likes Opening pdf from html Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Murach's Java Servlets and JSP this week in the Servlets forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Bookmark "Opening pdf from html" Watch "Opening pdf from html" New topic
Author

Opening pdf from html

Amruta Deo
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 8
Hi,
I have a pdf file which I am trying to open from an html page (after clicking on a link). If both the html and pdf are kept on a WINDOWS machine, the pdf opens correctly in the adobe reader embedded in a browser (IE) but if both these files are kept on a UNIX machine, the pdf opens as a ASCII file (having all ASCII characters, looks like garbage data) in the browser.

Firstly I thought the file must be corrupt but when I transferred that file to a WINDOWS machine, it's opening correctly. Also I have made sure that the file is transferred to UNIX machine in BINARY mode.

Can anybody tell me what could be the possible reasons of this problem?

Thanks and regards,
Amruta Deo
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 60738
    
  65

It's likely that the browser you are using on the unix box doesn't have a mime mapping for pdf.

What happens when you try to access the pdf served from windows with the unix browser? And vice versa? This is a basic debugging step you should already have tried.


[Asking smart questions] [Bear's FrontMan] [About Bear] [Books by Bear]
Amruta Deo
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 8
It's not possible that the mime type is not set for browser because when I try to open the other PDF files on the same UNIX machine (rather the same folder) from browser, they open correctly. Only that particular file has problems opening.

Thanks and regards,
Amruta Deo
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
subject: Opening pdf from html
 
Similar Threads
Ant checksum task generates invalid MD5 file
Struts - xml to generate pdf - error with IE
pulling up default web browser on mult. plateforms
Cannot open PDF directly, save works
Downloading only after prompt...