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Posted on 2003-12-09
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Hello,

I am working with a website which contains a PDF file embedded in an HTML document, using the <embed> tag.  The PDF document opens up nicely within the HTML document as it should, but the links within the PDF document don't work.  If I click on any of these links, I get a "Page not found" error.

Is there any solution to this?  I don't think there is, but I was hoping someone here might have a definitive answer, as I'm wasting a lot of time trying to find a solution which I don't think exists.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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The easiest way is to use complete links, eg

http://www.yoursite.com/thelink.html

otherwise you have to fiddle about with where it's all relative to (which'll probably be the html page) so when you get the Page not found message, do a right click and go to properties, or use the File menu to get them or whatever, and work out where it's looking at, and adjust your code accordingly.
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Also, a quick fix might be to put the pdf document in the same directory as the html page.
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Thanks for your comment, pepsichris.

Are you saying that I would need to change the links in the PDF file, so that they always start with "http://"?  Because that's what the Adobe website seems to be indicating also.

When I checked to see what one of these links looks like, as you suggested, I found this:

res://C:\WINNT\system32\shdoclc.dll/http_404.htm#http://10.12.29.136:8088/cl_app/pem/cda/dtsc/v_1.0/gbr/cl_app_pem_cda_dtsc_v_1.0_gbr_mieux_connaitre_g/ORGA_Monetique_et_Securisation.pdf

Can't even begin to understand this link (I mean the part before the IP address), but I can tell you that it works when the PDF file is opened alone in the browser, i.e. not using the embed tag.  Does that make sense?
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Actually disregard that crazy post, pepsichris, I think I've found the answer to my question... thanks!!
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Cool - if not then come back...
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