Embedded PDF is not displayed

RESOLVED INVALID

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Plugins Graveyard
PDF (Adobe)
RESOLVED INVALID
14 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: db, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 StumbleUpon/1.909
Build Identifier: Firefox/0.8

(This DOES not apply to Mac OS X but at least Linux and Windows users has
confirmed the problem)

On the linked page I have embedded a pdf with the object-tag. The page validates
as xhtml transitional 1.0.

However, when Firefox 0.8-users visit the page they get an error message:

This operation is not allowed

and nothing is displayed.

I don't know if the problem is in Firefox or the Acrobat plugin. Some more
testing is probably required.

Are there any alterntive to Adobe's pdf viewing plugin for Windows and/or Linux?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load the linked page
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Error message

Expected Results:  
An embedded pdf should be displayed

Updated

14 years ago
QA Contact: aebrahim

Comment 1

14 years ago
Confirmed.

Get the "This operation is not allowed" window and nothing is displayed, only
the title of the page on the tab.

- Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040525
Firefox/0.8.0+
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.1
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro 5.00.2195 SP4

Comment 2

14 years ago
I only get a 404 error on this page
Reporter: Do you have another url where this occours or maybe you can create a
testcase for this bug?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Sorry for the 404. I have fixed a quick and dirty test case at

http://www.dsv.su.se/~david-bo/tmp/test.html
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041017 Firefox/1.0

confirming

couldn't find a wontfix (FF/BR) for this either so I'm not sure if this should
work at all 

Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 5

14 years ago
This is still broken in 1.0.3, and stops a Firefox migration.

This is also reproducable in Acrobat 7

Example of affected site : 
http://www.blueindex.co.uk/research/daily-charts/2005/feb/28/daily-chart-hsba-28-02-2005-15-21.cfm

Comment 6

13 years ago
I too have a similar problem with embedded objects. I have a page with multiple
frames (the example above used IFrame). One of the frames is an embedded PDF
file. When I print all frames, I get a blank page for the PDF. The other frames
print ok.

If I open a page just with the pdf (http://myserver/sample.pdf) then printing
works fine.

So, it seems that the printing code does not invoke print on each frame.

Comment 7

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Sorry for the 404. I have fixed a quick and dirty test case at
> 
> http://www.dsv.su.se/~david-bo/tmp/test.html

I got "This operation is not allowed" from the Adobe plug-in.

(In reply to comment #5)
> This is still broken in 1.0.3, and stops a Firefox migration.
> 
> This is also reproducable in Acrobat 7
> 
> Example of affected site : 
>
http://www.blueindex.co.uk/research/daily-charts/2005/feb/28/daily-chart-hsba-28-02-2005-15-21.cfm
> 

It requires a login. Can you provide another test case?

Comment 8

13 years ago
> It requires a login. Can you provide another test case?

Here's a page with an imbedded pdf:

http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/resources/rejoice/

Comment 9

13 years ago
This is happening in Firefox 1.0.4.

See http://www.jadepress.co.uk/tests/simple.htm.

Comment 10

13 years ago
Curiously, if you change type="application/pdf" by type="text/html", it work's
fine !

Comment 11

13 years ago
http://www.jadepress.co.uk/tests/simple.htm WFM
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.7

Updated

12 years ago
QA Contact: ali → file.handling
Assignee: bugs → nobody

Comment 12

11 years ago
Unfortunately Adobe does not make a Adobe Reader 8 plugin that is compatible with
Firefox for OS X. A plugin is required for Firefox to display a pdf embeded in the the Firefox. 
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=333545

You can suggest that Adobe develop a plugin at
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform 
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 13

8 years ago
I can't figure out what's going on here. 

I'm going to assume that "This operation is not allowed" is coming from the plugin.

I half suspect this is a DRM bit on the PDF file saying "I do not want to be embedded".
Component: File Handling → PDF (Adobe)
Product: Firefox → Plugins
QA Contact: file.handling → adobe-reader
Version: unspecified → 7.x
(Assignee)

Updated

2 years ago
Product: Plugins → Plugins Graveyard
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