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From Bjørn T Johansen <...@havleik.no>
Subject Re: [ABOT] Sending pdf file from webserver to browser?
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:02:36 GMT
I am talking about printing to a printer... :)

But thanks for the suggestion on how to go around the open/save as dialog box... :)


BTJ

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:59:41 +0100
<hermod.opstvedt@dnbnor.no> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> Is he talking about printing to a printer or to the screen?
> 
> Hermod
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beelen, Marco [mailto:marco_beelen@merck.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:50 AM
> To: MyFaces Discussion
> Subject: RE: [ABOT] Sending pdf file from webserver to browser?
> 
> 
> Hello Bjørn T Johansen,
> 
> In order to achieve what you want, you've got two problems.
> 
> 1) A printer is considered as a local devices, which isn't directly accessible from a
loaded page in
> browser. A browser can request a page to be printed, but the security model of a browser
enforces the
> required 'Print dialog'. 2) Your are not trying to print an HTML-page but a .pdf-file,
which can't invoke
> the print-command onLoad.
> 
> For the first problem there are some (IE-only) solutions like ScriptX:
> http://www.meadroid.com/scriptx/index.asp, but the second will remain. By setting the
correct response
> header you could get the pdf to open correctly in a browser, but the user will have to
choose to print it
> themselves.
> 
> IMHO: It can't be done.
> 
> If you ever fid a way around these problems, please let me know!
> 
> With kind regards,
>   Marco
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bjørn T Johansen [mailto:btj@havleik.no] 
> Sent: woensdag 17 januari 2007 10:37
> To: users@myfaces.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [ABOT] Sending pdf file from webserver to browser?
> 
> Yes, I am setting it to application/pdf... Why?
> 
> BTJ
> 
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:30:38 +0100
> <hermod.opstvedt@dnbnor.no> wrote:
> 
> > Hi
> > 
> > Are you setting the content-type on the response?
> > 
> > Hermod
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen [mailto:thunderaxiom@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:13 AM
> > To: MyFaces Discussion
> > Subject: Re: [ABOT] Sending pdf file from webserver to browser?
> > 
> > 
> > Bjørn T Johansen skrev  den 16-01-2007 14:42:
> > > I have a myfaces webapp that uses a report component to generate a pdf file
on the server. This file is
> > > sent to the browser and the user then get a choice of saving the file or opening
the file, eg. in
> > > Acrobat.
> > >
> > > And I was wondering, it is possible to skip the opening og saving dialog and
go straight to printing the
> > > pdf file? As far as I can tell, this isn't possible..
> > I don't think so, unless you can print to the users printer from the server.
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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