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Ibooks - download website link not working

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v76yo Calculating status...
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Mar 24, 2012 9:11 AM

Hello guys,

 

I create a nice book for my company with all the rules we have. We want all our staff with ipads can download it from our website.

 

So I create a link on our website that links to a ibooks file (.ibooks)

 

If I send the file to an email, a person can clik the file and download it to the iPad. However, the simple link to file, I created, does not work.

 

www.mycompany.com/bookname.ibooks

 

When I open safari and click in download button, gives me an error.

 

Any thoughts about this?

 

I had check some topics with the same kind of problem here in this website but didn't really solve mine.

 

Also for your references:

 

1- I don't want to use dropbox

2- i don't want to send the book through email to our staff

3- JUST want the staff go to our webiste and click on download button so thjey can download directly in their iPads.

 

Appreciate your help!  :-)

 

thanks a lot!

 

Vic

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1, All our iPads got ibooks 2
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to v76yo)

    When I open safari and click in download button, gives me an error.

    Which says?

    3- JUST want the staff go to our webiste and click on download button so thjey can download directly in their iPads.

    They may need to save the file from that link to/on their computer, then load it into iTunes, then sync, then read.

     

    If it is sent via email, they should be able to tap on it and have iBooks 2 open it on their iPad.

  • DigitalSummitTV Calculating status...
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    Mar 25, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to v76yo)

    Putting ibook on web does work but the issue I found is more of a web site issue. I had one site that I had alway used to let client download .zip but it would always fail & give an error when I tried this with .ibook (like the page did not exist) - I switch to another site/host (on goadaddy.com) and it worked - It seem like old site did not understand .ibook and fail. (maybe it a meta tag/sorce issue).

  • Ren S. Calculating status...
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    Jul 18, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to v76yo)

    Hi there,

     

    How do you do that? Were is the MIME box that you mention?

    Do I do that in Dreamweaver or in the server side?

     

     

    Thanks

  • sbhans Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to Ren S.)

    This is done server side.

     

    For IIS7

     

    Click on your website.  Select MIME Types Icon.  Select Add from Actions panel.

     

    file name etension:  .ibooks

    MIME type:  application/x-ibooks+zip

  • Ren S. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to sbhans)

    Thanks,

     

    I already did it on my server DOMAIN.COM but for some unknown reason it's not working...
    Anyhow, the workaround that I found that is working like a charm is using Dropbox.

  • rjhogue Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to v76yo)

    I have a similar but different problem.

     

    I can successfully download the iBook on my iPad (iPad2), but get an undefined error on my original iPad (after having installed iBooks2).

     

    I'm finding that some users have no trouble - they click my link and get the window to open in "iBooks", but others just get an undefined message in Safari, even after they have installed iBooks 2.

     

    Any suggestions?

  • hbruinsm Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2013 11:01 PM (in response to v76yo)

    The response of IIS is not conform RFC-2045. If it doesn't know the mime-type, it should return application/octet-stream.

     

    Also HTTP 404 error is also incorrect here.

     

    Good to hear, you can solve this by setting a mime-type. Where did you find it though? As it isn't registered with IANA.

     

    Thanks anyway!

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