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RE: Accessible PDFs

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:24:06 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHAEKAEKAA.jon@spin.ie>

> > you are correct, print should not be served from the web but then much
> > of print is inaccessible anyway.  If you want to serve print from the
> > web, make it downloadable instead of viewable.
>
> How can you stop it being viewed? If the mime type is set then the browser
> can try and open it.

Content-Disposition headers can state whether a file should be viewed
immediately or saved to disk. It can't guarantee this behaviour though, and
there are bugs with it in IE4 (fixed in IE5+ IIRC).
Received on Monday, 2 December 2002 08:16:42 GMT

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