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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] serving pdf
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 08:22:48 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Dewhirst [mailto:miked@dewhirst.com.au] 
> Sent: Sonntag, 5. März 2006 06:17
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [users@httpd] serving pdf
> 
> How do I serve pdf output from python scripts directly to the user's 
> browser?

The main thing is to set the mime type header so that the browser knows what to expect, eg:

	Content-type: application/pdf

It would also help if the extension is ".pdf" (The content-type is supposed to be authoritative
but some browsers get mixed up if the extension doesn't match it).

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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> 
> I know I can write the output to a pdf file and then serve an 
> intermediate page containing a link or button for the user to 
> click but 
> I want to bypass that step.
> 
> The pdf output contains info the user wants to remain private so it 
> would be brilliant to avoid writing it as a file then linking 
> to it. I 
> suppose I could delete the file afterwards if I'm forced to 
> go that way.
> 
> Also, we don't want the user to be able to alter the content 
> hence html 
> output - although easy - is not the way to go.
> 
> Thanks for hints or links to more info. Professor Google 
> hasn't been so 
> helpful so far.
> 
> Mike
> 
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