View Full Version : Loading Acrobat Reader in Netscape

01-15-2003, 05:21 AM
I'm trying to launch a new browser window to open a PDF file using "_blank" as the target in the link. In IE, everything works just fine, but in NS (both 4.x, and 6.x that I've tested so far), the new browser window fails to launch Acrobat Reader and instead shows the text "source" of the PDF.

Ideas on how to get around this?

Roy Sinclair
01-15-2003, 05:27 PM
This sounds more like a problem with your web server not sending the right MIME TYPE for the PDF file to the browser. The MS browser often ignores the mime type and looks at what it's receiving to determine what to do with it (actually, that's an undesirable trait because it has opened security vulnerabilities) while the other browser rely on a proper mime type to work or they try to render the received file as text.

01-16-2003, 12:24 AM
Any ideas on how I would go about fixing that?

01-16-2003, 02:36 AM
just a contact® the host mayyybe???
/me uses netscrap4.7 n' links to pdf's n' theyyy open in their own window with the reader...