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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PDF downloads fail for IE users only
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:40:08 GMT

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

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