I am trying to build a PDF file out of a binary stream which I receive as a response from an Ajax request.
XmlHttpRequest I receive the following data:
%PDF-1.4.... ..... ....hole data representing the file .... %% EOF
What I tried so far was to embed my data via
data:uri. Now, there's nothing wrong with it and it works fine. Unfortunately, it does not work in IE9 and Firefox. A possible reason may be that FF and IE9 have their problems with this usage of the
Now, I'm looking for any solution that works for all browsers. Here's my code:
// responseText encoding pdfText = $.base64.decode($.trim(pdfText)); // Now pdfText contains %PDF-1.4 ...... data...... %%EOF var winlogicalname = "detailPDF"; var winparams = 'dependent=yes,locationbar=no,scrollbars=yes,menubar=yes,'+ 'resizable,screenX=50,screenY=50,width=850,height=1050'; var htmlText = '<embed width=100% height=100%' + ' type="application/pdf"' + ' src="data:application/pdf,' + escape(pdfText) + '"></embed>'; // Open PDF in new browser window var detailWindow = window.open ("", winlogicalname, winparams); detailWindow.document.write(htmlText); detailWindow.document.close();
As I have said, it works fine with Opera and Chrome (Safari hasn't been tested). Using IE or FF will bring up a blank new window.
Is there any solution like building a PDF file on a file system in order to let the user download it? I need the solution that works in all browsers, at least in IE, FF, Opera, Chrome and Safari.
I have no permission to edit the web-service implementation. So it had to be a solution at client-side. Any ideas?