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- Troy Piggins
September 8, 2004, 10:46 pm
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actually a pdf file, and Acrobat 6 opens up automatically within the
browser (IExplorer and Firefox), the pdf opens OK, but if I try to click
a link, or go back in history, the browsers lock up for some time - the
pdf file takes ages to close.
I can't be the only one this happens to - and if not, solutions?
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- Jukka K. Korpela
September 9, 2004, 7:02 am
Re: pdf crashes
I have not seen _such_ problems, but it is fairly common to see IE freeze
when you have clicked on a link to a PDF file. Sometimes I need to boot
the computer, sometimes it suffices to Ctrl+Alt+Del and kill the IE
process and the Acrobat Reader process. This typically happens for
_large_ PDF files. And from what I've heard and read, such problems are
Hence, it is generally useful to warn users about PDF format, e.g.
putting "(PDF)" after or before a link. Users can then e.g. right-click
on the link, save on disk, and open from disk, which generally works
fine. Technically you could also put type="application/pdf" into the <a>
element, but this has by default no effect on rendering, and won't help
much in other ways either.
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