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Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-09, 01:14
by moonbat
MoonWalker wrote:
2021-04-08, 18:15
And I clearly stated that
for now the Isaac Schemm's plug-in works fine
Learn the difference between a plugin and an extension first. And goes back to my statement - if it works fine then why even create this whole thread?

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-09, 02:10
by New Tobin Paradigm
To create drama and show the world just how unreasonable and monstrous we all are by not caving to their demands. Also to waste our time.

Think Latitude and badnick and John connor types.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-09, 03:31
by moonbat
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:
2021-04-09, 02:10
To create drama and show the world just how unreasonable and monstrous we all are by not caving to their demands. Also to waste our time.

Think Latitude and badnick and John connor types.
Off-topic:
Any luck with the icons?

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-28, 06:48
by fatboy
So with the new Pale Moon version, pdf reader/viewer is not supported anymore. Any workarounds to get such an addon working?

Thank You

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-28, 06:54
by jobbautista9
Huh, where did you get that idea? IsaacSchemm's pdf.js works well in 29.2.0.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-28, 06:55
by moonbat
It works fine if you use the one I linked to in older posts in this thread since that one targets Pale Moon.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-04-28, 07:46
by fatboy
jobbautista9 wrote:
2021-04-28, 06:54
Huh, where did you get that idea? IsaacSchemm's pdf.js works well in 29.2.0.
I had the pdf viewer installed from another dev, it was the external one that was used by Pale Moon. It stopped working after this update, but I installed pdf.js and it working for me, thanks!

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-09, 01:49
by mazeckenrode
Moonchild wrote:
2021-04-05, 13:30
You don’t need a PDF plugin (and I advise against them because of the inherent security implications of loading foreign documents inside the browser) […] PDF is not a native format for a web browser. It never has been.
If I may respectfully add my own two cents here…

I do a lot of research involving online digital collections of newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, etc., and there are many such collections that embed views of PDFs within web pages. A few examples:

https://www.library.fordham.edu/digital ... M/id/20979
[Hover mouse pointer of page image area and click when it says “Open Image Viewer”.]

https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028290/04705/pdf

As far as I can tell, you do need a plugin or extension, or a browser with built-in PDF support, to properly view these pages. Since use of HTML/PDF hybrid pages like these is becoming fairly common in digital collections, especially among large libraries and educational institutions, I'd say that PDF is well on its way to being adopted as one of a variety of web content formats, and that official support is warranted. Just sayin’.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-09, 05:46
by moonbat
Why are you reviving old threads for shits and giggles when the link to a working PDF support extension has already been mentioned in this very thread several times? Install that and use it if you want to view PDFs in the browser. End of story.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-09, 06:23
by josephd
mazeckenrode wrote:
2021-05-09, 01:49
If I may respectfully add my own two cents here…
As far as I can tell, you do need a plugin or extension, or a browser with built-in PDF support, to properly view these pages.
Off-topic:
My two cents. If YOU need a PDF plug-in and/or built in PDF support. My suggestion is to start working on either one. Your choice.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-09, 09:47
by Moonchild
mazeckenrode wrote:
2021-05-09, 01:49
If I may respectfully add my own two cents here…
Both pages work just fine. The first has pdf.js embedded as a web-side viewer, which will do fine (albeit being very slow because the "PDF" in question is large scanned images that must be downloaded). The second has a "Download this PDF" link right there which will spawn a download and external PDF viewer as-normal when installed.
Neither require a plugin or extension. So let me respectfully donate your 2 bits to charity.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-09, 10:24
by Lootyhoof
I think it should be noted that the IsaacShemm pdf.js fork was recently added to our site too.

https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/pdf-js-for-seamonkey/

Off-topic:
While the slug doesn't seem awfully appropriate, given his project's name and aims I don't mind it. Though I do consider this a rare exception given that it's a well regarded, pre-existing project.

Re: PDF viewing support is not trivial

Posted: 2021-05-10, 23:20
by Tharthan
Thanks for noting that, Lootyhoof.

I have now uninstalled the Github version and installed the version that is hosted on official Pale Moon servers.