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absolute link works in html, not in pdf file

Mar 28, 2013 10:45 AM

I have created an html document that can be converted to a pdf file on the website (in Joomla). I have inserted an absolute link to an excel file I have uploaded to the server but the link in the pdf file points to the file on my local machine.

 

The page is here http://www.seecac.com/22tips/268-22-chart-accts and the link is at the bottom of the page. The link will open the excel file in the html page but not in the pdf file that is created by using the pdf link at the top of the page.

 

Any thoughts as to why?

Thanks

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 28, 2013 10:52 AM   in reply to cspgsl

    Please check your site and report back. Mcaffee site advisor issued a warning and advised not to visit.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 11:05 AM   in reply to cspgsl

    Hello,

     

    do we talk about this llink:

     

    <a href="/images/22tips/excel/1.xlsx" target="_blank" title="Excel 1">?

    (SCAC Chart EW Firm Chart of accounts 5 digits 1 dept Effective 2013 02 13.xls).

     

    My IE10 shows:

    drExcel.JPG

     

    and when I use "open" I get this:

     

    drExcelTab.JPG

     

    what means there wouldn't be a problem (in IE10).

     

    Using this link: http://www.seecac.com/images/22tips/excel/ I can see your index (see screenshot)

     

    drExcelIndex.JPG

     

     

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 11:05 AM   in reply to cspgsl

    >You are the first and only one to experience this

     

    You mean I'm the first to report it to you. I can guarantee that it is happening to every visitor that is running Site Advisor.

     

     

    Warning: Suspicious Site

     

    Whoa!

    Are you sure you want to go there?

    http://www.seecac.com/ may be risky to visit.

    Why were you redirected to this page?

    • When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.
     
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    Mar 28, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to cspgsl

    a href="http://www.seecac.com/images/22tips/excel/1.xlsx"

     

    Would be an Absolute Path in your html. You currently have a Site Root Relative Path...

     

    a href="/images/22tips/excel/1.xlsx"

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 12:26 PM   in reply to cspgsl

    >I just installed Site Advisor and the site opens without

    >any warning in Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

     

    Just FYI... I'm getting the warning on IE8, IE9 and Firefox 19 - tested on 6 different computers at home and work running XP and Win7.  I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the site, but Mcafee thinks there is and that's enough to frighten away potential visitors.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:14 PM   in reply to cspgsl

    I know, there are usually more details as to why they issue the warning. Post a comment and ask for site review:

     

    http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/websiteOwnerVerification.php?domain =seecac.com

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 11:11 PM   in reply to cspgsl

    Did you do anything to correct your links? The excel files are getting downloaded pretty well from the PDF file on my computer.

     
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