[pmwiki-users] secure PDF attachments and IE 7

Ben Stallings ben at interdependentweb.com
Thu Apr 10 12:56:46 CDT 2008

A client has just discovered some weird behavior regarding secure PDF 
attachments on a secure site.  That is, $EnableDirectDownload=0; is set 
in the farmconfig.php, so the attachment link looks like 

The link works just fine in Firefox, but Internet Explorer 7 chokes on 
it.  If you click the link, IE downloads the file but does not display 
it.  If you tell it to save the target file, it says, "The file could 
not be written to the cache."  JPG attachments are not affected.

The obvious quip would be that anyone concerned about security shouldn't 
be using IE, or even Windows, but I don't think that would go over well. 
  ;-)  Any other suggestions?  Thanks in advance!  --Ben

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