Adobe Acrobat

Rogue roguexz at
Wed Jun 27 16:13:37 UTC 2007

Tim wrote:
> Rogue:
>>> The file that I am trying to load is a OOo -> PDF document -> Uploaded 
>>> onto the web.
>>> I do not think that it is an issue with the document per se, or is it?
> Frank Cox:
>> Actually, it is a problem with that document, or at least with the way that
>> your webserver is providing it.
>> I get the "what to do with this file" dialog when I try to open that too, but I
>> don't see it when I click on other PDF files.
> [tim at bigblack ~]$ lynx --head
> HTTP/1.0 200 OK
> Last-Modified: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 22:27:20 GMT
> Cache-control: public
> Expires: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:33:53 GMT
> Content-Length: 100044
> Content-Type: application/octet-stream
> Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:33:53 GMT
> Server: GFE/1.3
> Connection: Keep-Alive
> "application/octet-stream" just means that this is some unidentified
> binary, and the downloading application will have to figure out what to
> do with it after it downloads.  You can't allocate a specific program to
> that MIME type, because *any* sort of binary file can be sent that way.
> The next non-PDF file would cause you similar problems.
That explains a lot!! I just tried opening up a file from the hard drive 
through firefox and it sure did open up within the browser! :-)


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