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RE: Accessible PDFs

From: Michael R. Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 08:26:03 -0500
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NEBBJFEIALPLCLHAPJAIAEEJJIAA.mburks952@worldnet.att.net>

Seems to me that the user should have the choice of opening it if they so
desire.

Sincerely,

Mike Burks

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Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 8:24 AM
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Subject: RE: Accessible PDFs



> > 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 08:26:10 GMT

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