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deepeace12 Level 1 Level 1

For some reason none of the hyperlinks I have set up over the years on an iWeb site are working. A black window appears rather than the desired .pdf document. Any suggestions? Thanks.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Reply by Old Toad on Apr 15, 2012 12:05 PM Helpful

That's OK.  I have a Top Secret clearance ( or used to )

 

I don't think there's anything wrong with your website.  My pdf links also behave the same way in Safari. However, in Firefox the pdf files appear as they should.

 

This is even with the PDF Browser plugin that's available so that PDF files can be viewed in browsers.  So there's something that's changed recently that's preventing Safari from viewing PDF files.

 

Right now I don't have a solution. Well, there is a solution of sorts.  That's using Google Docs Viewer to display the PDF document. This demo page has an example: Scrolling Text Box. It does not require a plugin. 

Reply by Wyodor on Apr 15, 2012 9:35 PM Helpful

You use URL forwarding with masking.

 

The pdfs do not display properly on my iPad.

 

They're scaled down and only page one of multipage files are visible and the pdfs cannot be saved.

 

When I use this is address :

 

http://web.me.com/kfrankel28/Los_Olivos_Townhomes/Agendas,_Minutes_%26_Newslette rs.html

 

the pdfs displays all pages correctly and they can be saved to iBook.

 

So why not use the domainname properly. But that may interfere with you other website :

 

http://web.me.com/kfrankel28/PHXvipassana/Welcome.html

 

You have to find a solution anyway, since MobileMe is closing down by the end of June.

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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    What's the URL of your site so we can examine it first hand?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    I'm getting a password required message with that link:

    Safari001.jpg

     

    What is the full MobileMe url?  That is www.web.me.com/MMe_username/Site_name

  • deepeace12 Level 1 Level 1

    Oh, rats. I forgot about the password - which I am not supposed to give out. I guess I'll have to see if one of my neighbors can help with this.

     

    Thanks for offering to help!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    You coiuld go into iWeb and change the username and password to guest and guest, republish and then after we're finished with the help change it back to your original username and password.

     

    In the meantime check to make sure there are no items overlapping the hyperlinks on the page.  You can do that by typeing Command+A  while viewing the page in Safari.  That will show all items and will let you see any that might be overlapping.

  • deepeace12 Level 1 Level 1

    I have gone ahead and made the site public while you take a look.

    There are no national security documents in there   

     

    Thanks!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    That's OK.  I have a Top Secret clearance ( or used to )

     

    I don't think there's anything wrong with your website.  My pdf links also behave the same way in Safari. However, in Firefox the pdf files appear as they should.

     

    This is even with the PDF Browser plugin that's available so that PDF files can be viewed in browsers.  So there's something that's changed recently that's preventing Safari from viewing PDF files.

     

    Right now I don't have a solution. Well, there is a solution of sorts.  That's using Google Docs Viewer to display the PDF document. This demo page has an example: Scrolling Text Box. It does not require a plugin. 

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6

    You use URL forwarding with masking.

     

    The pdfs do not display properly on my iPad.

     

    They're scaled down and only page one of multipage files are visible and the pdfs cannot be saved.

     

    When I use this is address :

     

    http://web.me.com/kfrankel28/Los_Olivos_Townhomes/Agendas,_Minutes_%26_Newslette rs.html

     

    the pdfs displays all pages correctly and they can be saved to iBook.

     

    So why not use the domainname properly. But that may interfere with you other website :

     

    http://web.me.com/kfrankel28/PHXvipassana/Welcome.html

     

    You have to find a solution anyway, since MobileMe is closing down by the end of June.

  • deepeace12 Level 1 Level 1

    My neighbors just confirmed what you said about being able to see the pdf's in FireFox. And Wyodor is right, I do need to find a new hosting site anyway. Have been putting it off since I have not wanted to deal with it. But the end is near so I must get on it.

     

    Many thanks for all your help!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    Wyodor:

     

    Are you using Safari and, if so, do you have the PDF Browser Plugin installed?  I had the Enable plug-ins checkbox unchecked in Safari by mistake which was why I was unable to view the pdfs.  Once I checked it the pdfs were viewable. 

     

    However, the Google Document Viewer would seem be a better soltuion for multi page pdf files as it would not require viewers to have the plugin installed.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    This may be of interest to you: Life After MobileMe.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6

    The problem I described was with Safari on the iPad.

     

    No scrolling of multiple pages, only one page visible.

    Page visible was scaled down to half screen size on the left when in landscape.

    And the usual buttons at the top to save to iBook weren't there.

     

    But only when the pdfs were viewed with URL masquerading. They behaved normal with the web.me.com URL.

     

    And on the Desktop Safari I see this Plugin :

    WebKit, ingebouwde pdf

     

    ingebouwd = built-in.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    That's interesting.  I found the plugin listing and learned that I also have the WebKit built-in PDF plug-in.  Didn't know there was  one.  Just removed the 3rd party plugin, restarted Safari and am able to view the PDF files.  Thanks.

     

    You're probably right about the masking messing up the PDF viewability. 

  • deepeace12 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks so much, Toad and Wyodor! You guys are the best! I have a busy week ahead of me but definitely will check the plug-in out in the next few days.

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