Steaming PDF from Python Script to IE

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Jun 23 02:56:01 CEST 2003


Nathan Treloar wrote:

> ... doesn't work, but:
> 
>     out = open("test.pdf", "rb").read()
>     print 'Content-type: application/pdf\n\n',
>     print out,
> 
> and
> 
>     out = open("test.pdf", "rb").read()
>     sys.stdout.write('Content-type: application/pdf\n\n')
>     sys.stdout.write(out)
> 
> work.

It's really just luck that the first one works; if it were a true binary
format (one that wasn't insensitive to whitespace padding), the first
form wouldn't work either.  (It inserts spaces before and after the PDF
data.)

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