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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: IE5 and PDF files.
Date Thu, 03 Jun 1999 21:24:28 GMT
This hasn't come up here before, mainly because this isn't the right
forum for this kind of question.

I ran a quick query at for IE5 and PDF. It turned up a
discussion on the microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie5beta.browser

In the future, you should probably spend a bit of time to run a query at and/or visit newsgroups such as comp.infosystems.www.authoring.
new-httpd is aimed at developers for the Apache web server.


Wilt, Paul wrote:
> Recently we have been getting a number of error reports from customers and I
> wanted to see if any of you have seen a similar problem.
> Scenario:
> Apache 1.3.4 Server (or Netscape Enterprise Server 3.6)  [In other words the
> server does not matter]
> URL=
>         where the URL contents are generated dynamically generated with a
> content-type of application/pdf
> When the customer downloads the PDF, Internet Explorer 5 (on Windows NT)
> does not bring the Adobe Acrobat Reader up to display the Page Image thus
> delivered (even though the file-type association indicates the the Acrobat
> Reader should handle content types of application/pdf.
> However, if the URL is changed to the following (where &IE=x.pdf is a dummy
> tag) then everything works correctly:
> URL=
> IE=x.pdf
> I have looked at the headers that are being passed and they do include the
> application/pdf content type.
> I know that this is NOT directly related to Apache but was wondering if any
> of you have run into this problem.  Can you verify whether your systems do
> the same thing?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Paul E Wilt
> Senior Software Engineer
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Greg Stein,

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