revBrowser : Problems with PDFs when Acrobat's Pdfviewer plugin is installed

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Jul 31 11:58:55 EDT 2007


Friends,
On hinduismtoday.com/digital we distribute an application that allows users
to the the Hinduism Today Digital Magazine online. The magazine is PDF
based. We launch the PDFs using the default PDF viewing application usually
Preview.app or Adobe Reader. Just call the PDF with Launch, this will solve
this problems.

Yes, this will launch an external application to open a PDF file but users
are used to that with PDFs and it beats dealing with plugins crashing
webkit.

Andre

On 7/31/07, Christian Langers <christian.langers at education.lu> wrote:
>
> Hello Scott, Ian,
>
> > If the Adobe Reader plug-in is not installed, Safari will display
> > PDFs within a regular window,
>
> you mean  a regular Safari window ?
> and yes, the right-click gives the option "Open in Preview"... but
> this option does not show up in revBrowser.
>
> I have Schubert|it (http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/) PDF
> Browser plugin installed too ; in the development environment
> revBrowser calls this plugin instead of Safari's... I was pleased
> that it did not create any problems until... I did a standalone.
>
> In my standalone my app keeps crashing with this plugin... :-(
>
> So I manage disabling temporarily these 2 plugins ; perhaps this will
> change in future releases of revBrowser...
>
> Best,
>
> Christian
>
>
>
> Le 30 juil. 07 à 22:30, Ian Wood a écrit :
>
>
> > This changed, either with 10.4 or with Safari 2, can't remember which.
> >
> > If the Adobe Reader plug-in is not installed, Safari will display
> > PDFs within a regular window, using the same engine as Preview, and
> > giving a right-click option of 'Open in Preview'.
> >
> > Ian
> >
> > On 30 Jul 2007, at 21:02, Scott Rossi wrote:
> >
> >> I ran into a related (but different) situation with revBrowser
> >> some time ago. In my experience it seemed that Macs would *not*
> >> display PDFs within Safari unless the pdfviewer plugin was
> >> installed. I found in that situation that default behavior without
> >> the plugin was the browser would hand off the PDF to Preview. I
> >> believe in general you can't rely on the pdfviewer plugin being
> >> installed.
> >>
> >> I'm curious how you were able to get PDFs to show up with the
> >> plugin disabled.  When you disable the plugin, will Safari
> >> continue to display PDFs?
> >
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