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From David Carter <apa...@entertain-me.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PDF downloads fail for IE users only
Date Fri, 30 Apr 2004 00:44:54 GMT
Nope. No mod_gzip. Just plain broken IE.

Quoting Remco Bressers <remco@signet.nl>:

> Hi Dave,
> 
> I don't know about the MIME types, but i had the very same problem
> overhere. Excluding PDF from mod_gzip solved the problem for me, but i
> don't know if you are running mod_gzip.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Remco Bressers
> 
> 
> 
> > 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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