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Topic: RE: Acrobat browser plugin detection script?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56231
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:17 PM
quite so conforming, have you checked out the latest IE browser (if that's
I have to agree with Aandi, forcing your users to download Acrobat Reader
isn't good netiquette.
AcroBuddies Forum Moderator
> 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.