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From "Andrus" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] IE6+Adobe Reader 5 will not open a PDF File from CGI app
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 20:43:59 GMT

I create PDF files using Ghostscript+IE 6 + Adobe PDF reader 5 + My own open
source web server .
In this case PDF files will display inside IE 6 window!

If I change web server to Apache 2.0.44 and use CGI script, IE 6 does not
display PDF inside its window.
It also does not allow to open PDF, only to save. This is VERY inconvenient.

So IE 6 is capable to open PDF files. I think this is a Apache or CGI
Where is this IE bug/feature described ?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sebastian Wolfgarten" <>
To: <>; "Andrus" <>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] IE6+Adobe Reader 5 will not open a PDF File from
CGI app

> Hi Andrus,
> this is a bug/feature of Microsofts' Internet Explorer
> (see Sending a PDF file to a client
> from a CGI/PHP/whatever script works fine with Netscape
> for instance if you send the correct headers. MS has
> disabled the support for dynamicly created PDF files if they
> do not have a special (.pdf) file suffix due security reasons.
> Bye,
> Sebastian

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