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From "Berin Loritsch" <>
Subject Re: IE and PDF solved
Date Wed, 06 Dec 2000 13:51:32 GMT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Berman, Andrew" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2000 9:05 AM
Subject: READ: IE and PDF solved

> Okay folks,
> After working with Microsoft for about 3 months, we finally debugged
> the problem with IE displaying dynamic PDFs from a post operation.  If you
> want to know more details you can e-mail me.
> And for what you have all been waiting for, the solution.  The
> solution is quite simple.  Open Acrobat, go to Preferences and uncheck Web
> Browser integration.  Now, when you attempt to get a PDF, you will be asked
> to either open it or save it.  Opening it does NOT open it in your web
> browser, rather it opens it in Acrobat Reader itself.  So, this is a rather
> good solution to the problem.

This solution has been known for about a month.  Unfortunately, it requires
the client to comply--not a workable solution for many people.

> Another solution may exist as well.  I haven't tested it yet, but
> will shortly.  If you set the Content-Length header in the XSL:FO page, IE
> 5.5 SP1 shoudl open it up in the browser.  Perhaps we can build this into
> Cocoon itself that whenever XSL:FO is used it sets a Content-Length.  I will
> test this and further inform this mailing list.

This is the answer I am most interested in.  We have to change the serializer
to buffer the PDF output so that we can populate the Content-Length header.

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