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From b k <bk4...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] pdf report generation - content type text/html
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 20:06:39 GMT
Thanks!! Actually, it's a java based app on the WebSphere app server that
sends the response to Apache web server which in turn sends the response to
the browser. I tested the reports directly on the App server which are
working fine. I suspect something is wrong in the apache config. I also
checked mime.types file which includes pdf entry.

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Brian Mearns <mearns.b@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Marcin 'Rambo' Roguski
> <rambo@id.uw.edu.pl> wrote:
> > On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 14:20:27 -0500
> > b k <bk4web@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >> PDF reports are not being generated on any browser. [...]Any help would
> be greatly
> >> appreciated!!!!
> >
> > Send Content-Type: application/pdf or application/octet-stream from your
> PDF generator
> > text/html is just plain wrong.
> >
> > --
> > Maslow's Maxim:
> >        If the only tool you have is a hammer, you treat everything like
> >        a nail.
> >
>
> Well what's generating the PDF's? If they're coming from a file, you
> need to configure Apache to correctly detect the mime type (as with
> mod_mime: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_mime.html). Or if
> they're all accessed through a particular root URL (like
> /reports/pdf/), you can use the <Location> tag and ForceType:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#forcetype.
>
> If it's being generated by a server side script, you can try the above
> <Location> method, or better, just get your script to generate the
> correct Content-Type header. If you're using PHP, the default mime
> type if you don't say otherwise is usually text/html, as you found,
> but you can use the header() function to send the CT header like:
> header("Content-Type: application/pdf").
>
> -Brian
>
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