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Pete

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2019, 05:40:44 pm »
Hi All

Seamonkey is set to "Always Ask" for PDF and the resulting dialog identifies the file $STANDARD as a PDF file.

The "Save As..." dialog does not appear when attempting to download the file.

The "Save As..." dialog does appear when attempting to download other files - it is just the bills from my ISP that have this problem. So, probably not Alexs long standing Mozilla bug.


@Roberto

The problem you are seeing is due to the filename [483%20Kb].pdf - the "[" and "]" are seen as opening and closing braces for parameters for an application.



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Dave Yeo

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2019, 05:52:18 pm »
SeaMonkey also displays the PDF fine.
Part of Petes problem was likely a line ending issue, sounds like Poppler doesn't like DOS line endings.

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2019, 08:10:44 pm »
Hi Dave

More likely an ISP website Seamonkey interaction problem.

What are you using to get Seamonkey to display the  [483%20Kb].pdf file?


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« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 08:13:20 pm by Pete »

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2019, 01:53:24 am »
Hi Pete,

I spoke with my friend this afternoon  and he thinks that your trouble could well be a damaged coded section especially if the download is a text file of some sort.  He suggested that you use a live linux DVD to boot from and use firefox to download the PDF and try to view that.  If it can be viewed correctly then the problem is a faulty download - why the download doesn't work is another problem.

If you don't want to use a linux DVD and have an Android tablet you could use that to download the PDF and transfer it from there to your computer using an OTG USB adapter.

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2019, 02:22:48 am »

What are you using to get Seamonkey to display the  [483%20Kb].pdf file?

I just pasted it into the address bar and it loaded with the builtin JS PDF viewer. Strangely copying and pasting here gives https://manuals.easygates.co.uk/PDF/DEA/LIVI_ENG%20[483%20Kb].pdf though in the address bar it shows https://manuals.easygates.co.uk/PDF/DEA/LIVI_ENG [483 Kb].pdf I guess due to the spaces being escaped.

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2019, 03:08:53 am »
Hi Dave

What builtin pdf viewer? All I get by copying 'n' pasting the non url - the url stops just before the "[" - is an offer to download the file.

Maybe you mean the javascript PDF Viewer Addon?

I enabled that and retried but that fails to load the file, just shows "Loading... 0%" with no activity obvious even a couple of minutes later.


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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2019, 04:39:40 am »
Yes the Add-on, I've lost track whether I added it or not and whether I updated it. I'm using version 1.6.306. Doesn't seem to be on the Github page, https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/releases but is on Hobbes, http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/internet/www/browser/pdf_js-1_6_306-r2.zip Guess should test a newer one.
Doesn't seem to be in the source tree so I guess I added it at some point.

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2019, 04:40:31 am »
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What builtin pdf viewer?

If you are using square brackets in the file name, all bets are off, but I have used Firefox to display PDF files, for a few years now. I don't remember what version started to support them. You do need to remove all external references to PDF support (including Javascript addons). I don't use SeaMonkey, but I would assume that it has the same support. I can load them from the internet, or open the PDF file (File-> Open File...).

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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2019, 05:11:12 am »
Hi Dave

Having updated PDF Viewer from 0.3.213 to 1.6.306r2 viewing PDF files online works - including my ISP Bills.

Thanks for the "heads up"  :-)


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Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2019, 10:03:36 am »
Now yes, everything is fine here.
Thank you