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From Aman Raheja <arah...@techquotes.com>
Subject Re: Problem displaying PDF in IE6 from Tomcat using the ActiveX R eader Plug-in
Date Tue, 16 Nov 2004 19:35:31 GMT
The pdf is at a relative path from the JSP that spawns the active-x.
The link would end with .pdf, but tomcat appends charset=ISO-8859-1 to 
the content header.
Thanks
Aman Raheja


Phillip Qin wrote:

>Where do you generate the pdf? In servlet? The link has to be end with .pdf
>(but before any query string) in order for acrobat reader active-x to kick
>in.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Aman Raheja [mailto:araheja@techquotes.com] 
>Sent: November 16, 2004 9:27 AM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Re: Problem displaying PDF in IE6 from Tomcat using the ActiveX R
>eader Plug-in
>
>
>We did set the Security level to low on IE.
>More suggestions?
>Thanks
>Aman Raheja
>
>Phillip Qin wrote:
>
>  
>
>>There are security and privacy settings in IE affect PDF generation. 
>>BTW, ensurethe link before query string ends with .pdf
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Aman Raheja [mailto:araheja@techquotes.com]
>>Sent: November 15, 2004 1:40 PM
>>To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
>>Subject: Problem displaying PDF in IE6 from Tomcat using the ActiveX Reader
>>Plug-in
>>
>>
>>Problem:
>>
>>When we try to display a dynamically generated PDF file, IE launches 
>>the
>>Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin, but then just a blank page is displayed and 
>>the IE status says "Done".  No error message is displayed.  No error is 
>>generated in the System Event logs.
>>
>>The issue seems to be that every request to request to Tomcat for the
>>PDF send back the request with "charset=ISO-8859-1" in the 
>>"Content-type" Header. We want to figure out a way to verify that this 
>>is the issue. One way might be to somehow get Tomcat to not append the 
>>Character Set in the header. Is there a way to do this?
>>
>>Environment:
>>
>>- Client: Windows XP or Windows 2000
>>- Server: Tomcat 4.0.6/JDK 1.3.1 running on Solaris and Windows XP
>>(problem exists on both)
>>- Adobe Reader 6.0.1 (occurs with 6.0.2 patch as well)
>>- IE 6.0.2800
>>
>>
>>Additional Information:
>>
>>1) Our URLs are formed like this:
>>
>>http://app.ourserver.com/appname/docViewAGN.jsp?RepoType=C&ID=18698&Doc
>>Name=
>>Germany&entry=&DocType=pdf&category=Research
>>
>>2) Our app is issuing GETs, not POSTs.
>>
>>3) This is happening on multiple PCs.  One thing we noticed is this may
>>be somewhat Reader version dependent -- we have a few machines left with 
>>Reader 5 installed, and they do not seem to have the problem.
>>
>>4) When the problem occurs, if you then launch Reader manually, the
>>document that didn't display in the IE window is automatically displayed 
>>in the full client Reader app.!!!
>>
>>5) If we set Reader to not open up PDFs in browser windows, the Reader 
>>window launches and opens the PDF file just fine.   [This is a client 
>>solution, and not practical to implement across hundreds of PCs
>>unfortunately.]
>>
>>6) We actually have one PC with Windows XP, Reader 6.0.1, and IE 6.0.2
>>that works.  Could this problem be caused by some specific Windows or IE 
>>patch?
>>
>>7) We've scoured the forums and tried several things including setting
>>all security levels to Low in IE, adding a dummy parm at the end of the 
>>URL to fool IE into launching the PDF correctly (e.g. &dummy=file.pdf), 
>>and various header settings to force caching on to 30 seconds, etc.  
>>None of this had any effect.
>>
>>8) Also, we saw some references to problems caused by Tomcat 4.0.6
>>adding "charset=ISO-8859-1" to the Content-Type header in the response.  
>>How can we override this to see if that's the problem?
>>
>>Thanks
>>Aman Raheja
>>
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