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View PDF files in my browser

Postby sciruela » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:35 am

Hi, I have a problem with pdf files. I have installed adobe plugin for my browser but I can not view pdf file with this. When I clic on a pdf link a window ask me where it save the pdf file. I would like to use my pdf file with my browser. I try use this code to know the default mime_type:

<?php echo 'Mime type: ' . mime_content_type('pdf_file.pdf') . "<br/>\n"; ?>

Their output is :

Mime type: application/octet-stream

How I change this mime type to application/pdf?


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Re: View PDF files in my browser

Postby jmacgreg » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:09 pm

Hi Scriruela,

It sounds like you're having issues with your mime_content_type configuration. I've copied the following from a previous post:

OJS uses PHP's mime_content_type function to determine file types; if that function doesn't exist, it calls the external UNIX standard "file" utility. Either way, it determines file types based on a file called magic.mime. I'd suggest making sure that PHP's mime_content_type function is properly configured. See ... t-type.php for information.

The line <?php echo 'Mime type: ' . mime_content_type('pdf_file.pdf') . "<br/>\n"; ?> should return type application/pdf, but it's not, most likely due to a misconfiguation. If you'd like, point me to a pdf file on your server to look at, and I can double-check that it's not a document problem.

Alternatively, you can search the forums for mime_content_type -- this issue has been discussed before.


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