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No more reading online? - pdfs must now be downloaded

Advaitadas - Thu, 09 Jun 2005 01:04:47 +0530
The PDFs I posted on my website used to be readable online by just clicking on their titles, but nowadays they can only be read after first having downloaded them. Has this become a universal standard of procedure or this was just done by my own provider as a virus-protection of the visitor of the website?
Madhava - Thu, 09 Jun 2005 01:08:54 +0530
This is a combination of browser settings and possibly of firewall add-ons and other utilities. There are no universals in this.
Advaitadas - Thu, 09 Jun 2005 01:17:10 +0530
That means that other visitors to my website may actually be able to read the stuff online?
Madhava - Thu, 09 Jun 2005 01:23:10 +0530
Depending on their settings or lack thereof, yes. I have personally intentionally configured my browser to always download PDFs, as I've had unsavory experiences of 10MB PDFs trying to open in a browser window, effectively bringing the system to a momentary freeze.