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From "Jonathan Mangin" <jon.man...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PDF downloads fail for IE users only
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:44:55 GMT
Just guessing...
I ran strings on a .pdf and the file begins with %PDF-1.2 which
is apparently a DSC-type comment.
Perhaps IE requires DSC compliance.?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Carter" <apache@entertain-me.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] PDF downloads fail for IE users only


> Good suggestion, but no love :-(
>
> Dave
>
> Quoting Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>:
>
> >
> > On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, David Carter wrote:
> >
> > > Basically, whenever an IE user downloads a PDF, they get the error
message
> > "File
> > > does not begin with '%PDF-'". It only occurs with IE, and only on
Windows.
> >
> > This is a guess ....
> >
> > IE advertises itself as HTTP/1.1, but (at least in some circumstances)
> > fails to accept Chunked encoding.
> >
> > So, a force-downgrade to HTTP/1.0 may well fix it.
> >
> > -- 
> > Nick Kew
> >
> > Nick's manifesto: http://www.htmlhelp.com/~nick/
> >
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