0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2008 6:10 AM by (Neil_Dav)

    Yahoo! Geocities preventing pdf files from opening in browser

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      I have a web site hosted by Yahoo!Geocities. For some time I have noticed that pdf files mounted on the site will not open in an IE or Firefox browser window. Instead they bring up a pop up window asking what to do with the files. I found that the reason for this was that Geocities was serving the files with incorrect MIME type headers.

      A Geocities spokesman has stated that this is a deliberate policy because of pdf security vulnerabilities and that I could pay them lots more to have a web hosting plan that didn't cripple pdf files.

      I think that this is something that Adobe should take up with Geocities.