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From Igor Sysoev ...@rambler-co.ru>
Subject Re: [OT] pdf creation
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2001 10:10:06 GMT
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Wim Kerkhoff wrote:

> Steve Smith wrote:
> > 
> > simran  writes:
> > > I believe there is also a Content-disposition tag you can use to
> > > tell the browser what to name the file...
> > 
> > As mentioned below in my original post, it doesn't work in all
> > browsers.
> 
> Like you say, PATH_INFO works for many browsers. I ran into issues with

It works for any browser. Browser doesn't no anything about PATH_INFO.

> IE not using it properly... I ended up having to tack "&MYPDFFILE.pdf"
> onto the end of the URI, just so that it would use the correct
> extension. Something to try perhaps. e.g.:
> 
> http://server/perl/pdfgen.pl/MYPDFFILE.pdf?&MYPDFFILE.pdf
> 
> In my case, I had to do this trick to get *.exe files to download as
> *.exe instead of *.com.

Why do you use "?&MYPDFFILE.pdf" ? I think that

http://server/perl/pdfgen.pl/MYPDFFILE.pdf

would be enough for MSIE.

Igor Sysoev


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