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

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 10:57:57 +0200
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Message-ID: <000001c473b7$d0090d00$440bc650@tversdatg7y7vv>

David Dorward wrote:

* All files should be served with the correct content-type.

* Non-standard http headers should be avoided.

* All[1] browser plugins for opening Office/Adobe documents in the 
browser window can be enabled or disabled in favour of an Open/Save 
dialog at the user's desecration.

* Given that the user does always have that choice - isn't it wrong to 
override their decision?

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If I understand you right, I am not sure that I do, you support my
position that it is always right for a webpage author to serve the
open/save dialog box using the Content-Disposition Header as explained
here: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2183.txt?

Or, I am not an expert in headers, the Content-Disposition Header is
considered non-standard?

Best regards, 
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 04:58:22 UTC

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