Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233240
cannot open pdf filename not ending ".pdf"
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:23:26 EDT
Description of problem:
evince cannot open pdf file whose filename is not ending with ".pdf". One
scenario is that a web site may use ASP to generate a pdf file using the URL
like "http://host.domain.com/getpdf.asp?id=12345" Firefox then invoke evince to
display the pdf. But evince "think" that the name of the pdf is "getpdf.asp"
and display the message 'Unable to open document. Unhandled MIME type:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select a pdf file for testing, for example
2. copy and name it as test.asp, for example cp
3. use evince to open it, evince /tmp/test.asp
Unable to open document. Unhandled MIME type: "application/x-asp"
evince should display the pdf file
Besides asp, evince cannot open pdf files ending ".php", ".html", ...
But xpdf can.
kpdf can open file ending ".pdf" and ".asp", but not others
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