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Topic: Acrobat browser plugin detection script?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 51272
From: shiloh
Date: 5/29/2002 04:44 PM

I've seen a couple of posts in here regarding scripting plugin detection for Acrobat, but no successful answers yet. Seems IE on PCs needs a VB script to dig out the ActiveX controls. I've tried to combine the JS writing of this VB script with the JS necessary to detect it on other browsers/platforms, but to no avail (see attached).

All I want to do is somehow find out if the viewer of a web page has an Acrobat Reader web browser plugin (any version) installed and if so open a PDF (preferably in a new browser window) and if not redirect them to a download page to get it (also preferably in a new browser window). This is simple to do for other plugins & simple if you only care about Netscape or Macs, but all my attempts to be inclusive have thus far failed.

Has anybody else out there written a successful Acrobat Reader plugin detection script that works on both browsers & platforms? If so,
I would LOVE to see it!!!

any input appreciated,
Shiloh


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