Opening PDF or other file inside browser
Keywords: Opening PDF browser
I have built a selection box from a directory listing. But since the files to be
viewed are PDF files, I am not sure how to open the files. What I get is a
binary view of a PDF file. I believe that is because I am using the standard
set of webout's used to create a html page. namely a command like this
"WebOut('Content-type: text/html',2)". I think this is making the browser to
think the file is a text file. If I leave the common webout commands out and
just do a weboutfile command, the browser says the CGI application
misbehaved by not returing a complete set of HTTP headers. Any ideas?
Yes, the WebOut is the problem. If you are sending a PDF file the webout
should read something like...
The "Content Type" line is required for the Web Server and WebBrowser to
properly identify what is being sent.
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File Created: 2017:07:28:12:58:11
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