launching a PDF from a link
tim at timil.com
Thu Jun 28 19:13:56 BST 2018
In article <f7f9420f57.ricp at user.minijem.plus.com>, Richard Porter
<ricp at minijem.plus.com> wrote:
> On 28 Jun 2018 Jim Nagel wrote:
> > When you click the link for a Jpeg (or various other types of file),
> > the file opens immediately. Why does PDF behave differently? What
> > is the mechanism involved?
> I think that offering a save dialogue is the norm. Netsurf processes
> JPEG, GIF and PNG files itself, plus html and text of course, so
> there's no need to save them.
It's easy to think NetSurf really ought to have to option to Filer_Run
any file it doesn't understand after downloading it but it doesn't; it
leaves you to do that which is fine up to a point but a shame because it
prevents sound and video playing from a link, just as it makes you open
your downloaded PDFs 'manually'.
I'm expecting to find a utility somewhere which will monitor a specific
folder and filer_run anything saved there but having no luck so far.
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