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Topic: Download FDF instead of opening PDF continued
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52952
From: perlpgmr
Date: 5/29/2002 04:55 PM

I'm having a problem getting a PDF document to display from my PERL/CGI script. I'm specifying the MIME type as: Content-type: application/fdf\n\n in my script. I'm using IE5 to display the initial form (HTML format) that runs the script and creates the FDF dynamically. Instead of displaying my PDF document, IE5 is trying to download the FDF file. I cannot read the message that is displayed because of the speed in which it disappears. Here is a diplay of my code. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong????

#Create CGI object.
my $qp = new CGI;


print <<"print1";
#Content-type: application/fdf\n\n
Content-type: application/fdf\n\n

%FDF-1.2
%
1 0 obj <<
/FDF <<
/Fields
[
print1

#Print FDF body by looping through form variables.
my @par = $qp -> param();
foreach my $key (@par) {
my $val = $qp -> param($key);


print <<"print2";
<<
/T ($key)
/V ($val)
>>

print2
}

#Print the footer of the FDF.
#print FILE< print <<"print3";
]

/F (/http://dev/employm1.pdf)>>
>>
endobj
trailer
<<
/Root 1 0 R

>>
%%eof

print3


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