I am trying to open a PDF file via a hyperlink but am seeing very perplexing behavior.
The file is in a directory with other files having similar names. As an example, there is a directory with three files, named O10-GS6-2008Q4.pdf and O17-GS6-2008Q4.pdf What happens is that:
O17-GS6-2008Q4.pdf can be opened without problem by Internet Explorer and Firefox.
O10-GS6-2008Q4.pdf can be opened without problem by Firefox.
O10-GS6-2008Q4.pdf can be opened by IE if you run IE directly and explicitly enter the filename.
It cannot be opened by IE if you are running IE in a ColdFusion environment, that is if you've brought it up while testing a local program in Dreamweaver or by connecting to a remote Coldfusion web site. A "cannot locate file" message appears.
Some files with similar names (O4-G-2008Q4.pdf, for example) don't give an error message but the link never works. You get an hourglass for as long as you care to wait.