Re: FLOSS support for signed PDFs
On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 14:26:14 -0700
Andrew Sackville-West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 04:18:13PM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 11:13:12 -0700
> > Andrew Sackville-West <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 12:45:58PM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Oddly enough, when I try to download PDFs from the institution's site,
> > > > the plugin doesn't pick them up, although IW recognizes them as "PDF
> > > > documents", and "about:plugins" shows Acrobat as being installed. [IW
> > > > only offers to open the PDFs with the default app (Evince) or to save
> > > > them to disk].
> > > >
> > > > pdfinfo gives:
> > > >
> > > > > Producer: iText by lowagie.com (r1.02b;p128)
> > > > > CreationDate: Tue Oct 2 11:39:33 2007
> > > > > ModDate: Tue Oct 2 11:39:33 2007
> > > > > Tagged: no
> > > > > Pages: 4
> > > > > Encrypted: no
> > >
> > > they're not encrypted, so can you open them with evince/xpdf? I'm not
> > Yes.
> > > sure what the problem is, I thought you were just trying to cross the
> > > hurdle of getting them to allow d/l. Or do you need to confirm the
> > > signatures?
> > The main hurdle was indeed getting it to just give me the PDFs, but if
> > they are indeed signed, I'd certainly like to be able to verify
> > the signatures, and I'm also just curious now as to why the plugin isn't
> > being called for these PDFs as it is for others.
> with the binary in another location, maybe the plugin is failing and
> control passes on to another mechanism within iceweasel. Try running
> iceweasel from the command line (or check ~/.xsession-errors) to see
> if anything pertinent shows up. also, I don't know how iceweasel
> handles these things, but if there is a mime entry for .pdf that
> points to evince, maybe those get called before the plugins? heck,
> maybe the pluginb just doesn't work, too...
The plugin is working; when I access a PDF at another site, the Acrobat
EULA comes up (and I decline). The other site's url ends in '.pdf',
while my FI's has some parameters after the filename; I don't know
whether that could have anything to do with it.
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