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RE: Should pdf and doc open alone or inside the browser

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 15:16:13 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B9FD6A8A@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
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> From: Charles McCathieNevile
> I think it is an accessibility error for the author 
> to override  
> that
> preference.

Not that anybody cares, but that pretty much sums up my
view on this as well.

In the worst case, how about offering two downloads: the
PDF (which the browser will then deal with according to
whatever settings the user has enabled - assuming that
they know how to do it, but that moves into user education
territory and UUAG as mentioned) and a Zipped version (which
in almost all situations will prompt for download).

Not sure if it's worth the extra hassle though...

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Friday, 23 July 2004 10:35:16 UTC

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