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"Cannot handle content type: text/html;" Error Message in Adobe Reader

Posted on 2007-03-26
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I created a PDF form in Adobe Livecyle.  When I open the form in Adobe Reader, fill it out and click the Submit button, the form functionality works fine - the data is received by the server.  However, the PDF form displays the following error message:

"Cannot handle content type: text/html;"

This causes the user to think it didn't work. Opening the PDF file in a Web browser is a possible solution that stops this, however I'd rather have it work in Reader for usability reasons.

Does anyone know how to stop this error message from displaying in Adobe Reader?

Thanks!
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Have you tried this with the latest (7.0.2) version of Reader?  

I think it is a bug with the earlier version code.
If this is the case I'm afraid unless your users have the most recent version installed they will still get the error message.
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I'm actually using Adobe Reader 8 which is the most recent version.
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Sorry about the versions!  Looks like it's time for bed here :)

How about returning a message (or even putting some spaces in a field) following the user hitting 'Submit'
(as suggested here: http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx/.3bbf803c)
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You could send back a PDF file instead of the HTML file.
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