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From David Carter <apa...@entertain-me.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PDF downloads fail for IE users only
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:41:57 GMT
Found the problem on a SuSE mailing list... the mime type needed to be changed
from "application/pdf" to "application/x-pdf".

Questions:
1. Why does this work? Is it correct?
2. If it's correct, why isn't it in the default install?
3. Why is Internet Exploder the only one to give me grief?
4. Why didn't this affect me with previous server versions?
5. What other mime types do I need to change?

Dave

Quoting David Carter <apache@entertain-me.com>:

> 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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