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From Anthony.Ettin...@mPower.com
Subject XML to PDF in IE 5+
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2000 19:14:39 GMT
Hey,

I read the FAQ about pdf's not working in IE:

        Why is Internet Explorer Not showing PDF or VRML samples?

                       This is a long-time problem with Internet Explorer 
which doesn't look for the MIME type sent by the HTTP response, but
                       instead just looks at the file extension at the end 
of the URL to determine what program should open it (unlike other
                       browsers which are smarter and follow the Internet 
standards correctly). There is a trick that forces IE to look at the MIME
                       type - adding a ? at the end of your URI. Cocoon 
should ignore this, but IE won't, and will react to the MIME type and 
trigger
                       the correct plugin/application for that content.

However, It seems to work fine with the above recommendation for IE 4 and 
Netscape (adding "?" in the link), but IE 5+ is still not recognizing the 
file as a pdf format, nor is it asking the user to choose an association 
(which is what happens in IE 4).

Does anyone have any suggestions?


Anthony Ettinger
Sr. Web Developer
415-875-8936
anthony.ettinger@mpower.com
http://www.401kafe.com
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