Several of my website visitors, using a file upload script
that limits it to gif, jpg, txt, rtf or pdf, tell me they are
uploading PDF files made with an adobe product in some cases, and
an online PDF generator (which works fine for me) in another, but
my server keeps rejecting them.
I have both image/pdf and application/pdf in my allowed
mimetypes in the cffile tag. The upload on everything else works
fine. On PDF, it seems to work "sometimes" -- and not others! Like
if they try 6 times it might go through the last time; sometimes it
goes right through; others there is no getting it to work.
When it reads their mime type and rejects it, the error says
it reads the MIME as:
This makes no sense to me. Of course, although it may be
their offbeat problem, the fact that there is more than one of
them, and my site exists to serve, makes it my problem, and it's
embarrassing that I have no idea how to solve it or why it happens.
Does anybody have suggestions for what I can do to get their
pdf files uploaded that does NOT involve taking off the MIME
limitations of my cffile tag, or putting that application/download
as a mime type which would be nearly the same thing? I want to
solve it, but not at the expense of losing my whole site to
(I did search on this but didn't find an answer to this