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PDF file and JSP

Mike Yu
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Joined: Nov 17, 2001
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When we click a link (in a JSP or HTML page) that links to a PDF file, Adobe Acrobat is open and the PDF file is displayed in a browser. What I have seen is that the only content in the browser is this PDF document. Is it possible to make a page that contains both the PDF document and other HTML or JSP stuff?

Thanks,<br />Mike
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Probably not directly, but you could embed the PDF in an iframe if that suits your purpose.

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Sandep Chaturvedi
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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You can definitely not mix html and pdf. They are two different documents. This is ensured by the content type of the response (application/pdf for pdf and text/html for html). They can be viewed together using frame.
Mike Yu
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Joined: Nov 17, 2001
Posts: 175
Hi Bear and Sandep,
Thank you for your info. It is very helpful.
I agree. Here's the link:
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