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Problem in opening PDF or FDF in Firefox?

prem kanna

Joined: Sep 10, 2008
Posts: 26
Hi all,

I am using tomcat 5.5. In one of jsp code, I have used a hyperlink to open a PDF or FDF file placed in server .My requirement is while clicking the hyperlink the PDF or FDF file should be opened in browser window itself. The file is located in remote server connected through LAN.

For eg :

When this jsp page is opened in IE and if I click on the link, PDF or FDF files is getting opened well in browser.

While clicking the link in Firefox browser, the path set in anchor tag is changed to


Where http://localhost:8080/ManuscriptCheck/ is my Web application URL.

How to overcome this issue to have the file url as such without web application url appending before it?

Can Any body guide me. Thanks in advance.

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

I would take out line 5 for a start. What's the point in changing the slash characters in your URL to those malformed backslashes?
Mark E Hansen
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Joined: Apr 01, 2009
Posts: 650
First of all, you can't force a PDF to be opened in the browser window. Users can configure the Acrobat reader application to open in the browser or not. This is not in control of the server.

Second, what is up with that URL you're creating? Aside from the backslashes, as Paul pointed out, what's up with the lack of http or https?
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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