We have several very large pdf which are served by our web server (iis). In analyzing the detail performance metrics we have identified an interesting behavior. When viewing the pdf from the web link in a browser the web server quickly displays the first page then chunks the remaining parts of the document in roughly 5 kb chunks. However, even though we have configured these to be cached they don't get cached. But when we uncheck the Open in Browser setting in reader and allow the document to download and open with the reader it gets cached. Oddly enough, when we the check the box in Reader to open in the browser again the cached file is honored.
Server: Windows 2008, IIS
Client: Vista, Adobe 9.3.2, IE 7.0.6.x
I appreciate any help
This is not a Reader question. It is a question about how you have your server configured. Perhaps, a Microsoft forum would be appropriate. Generally, when pdfs are created for web viewing you want them to be optimized (which optimizes them for web downloading) and you need the server to byte serve. That is the sum total of my knowledge on the subject.
Thanks for the suggestion to post this on a microsoft
forum. I'll leave the question open for now.