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Topic: getting data from web page
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 142311
From: tonyjb
Date: 11/6/2005 12:13 AM

I'm new here, I have a question, please excuse my naivete on these issues.
I want to make a pdf file respond to some data from a web page.

Basically, the code fired on opening the pdf file will do different things depending on what the web page sends when opened. (And will have to deal gracefully with being unable to open the web page.)

I've looked through posts here and adobe's reference manuals over the last week. Basically, I'm confused as to the right way to go about this. If I can load the web page's output into a variable accessible in javascript in the pdf, I can do the rest.... I see various documentation on SOAP (which I've no idea about) and forms - I don't need to display any of the data, and I only need to receive, not send data, so perhaps that's not the best approach, but I'm not aware of any others.

The only adobe software I have is the reader - I'm inserting code by hand into the pdf file, and updating the xrefs afterwards, using a script - if that makes any difference.

Any guidance would be very gratefully received.

All the best

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