Mike- This looks like the problem IE has with getting nonstandard files straight from a script. "Nonstandard" is a bad term, but I had this same problem with an ASP that created .m3u files for Winamp. When I hit the page with IE, it wouldn't handle the .m3u until I changed the name of the page to have a .m3u extension, and set up an ASPI filter for it.
I believe the root of the problem is that IE is ignoting the Content-type header, and you need to let it know it's getting a PDF through the URL. You can either change the extension of the ASP page, like I did (which is messy -- I wish I knew about the other option a while ago), or you can add a dummy parameter to the QueryString, which has the string ".pdf" in it. For example, change your existing URL to: http://localhost:8080/fop?fo=C:\temp\helloworld3.fo&output=.pdf Hope that helps. I have not implemented this yet, so I may have messed up my example. All of my FOP work is creating PDFs on a filesystem, so I haven't had to deal with this yet. Hopefully, other members of the list will correct any misinformation contained above. -Jeff [EMAIL PROTECTED] eywell.com To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc: 06/18/2002 Subject: RE: The newbie questions continue ... 01:14 PM Please respond to fop-user Happy to oblige ... I'm using: http://localhost:8080/fop?xml=c:\temp\helloworld.xml&xsl=c: \temp\helloworld3 .xsl to invoke. I added a System.out.println to FopServlet to print out the filenames and it shows: Starting service Tomcat-Standalone Apache Tomcat/4.0.4-b3 Starting service Tomcat-Apache Apache Tomcat/4.0.4-b3 Running xml: c:\temp\helloworld.xml and xsl: c:\temp\helloworld3.xsl Handler: or [EMAIL PROTECTED] As far as the servlet getting to the files, if I do: http://localhost:8080/fop?fo=C:\temp\helloworld3.fo I get the hello world pdf with no problem. Thanks again, Mike -----Original Message----- From: Oleg Tkachenko [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:06 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: The newbie questions continue ... [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > I have created a "HelloWorld" xml file and a xsl file and attempted to use > FopServlet to display it in pdf. Unfortunately it only displays a blank pdf > page. Probably something wrong with servlet's parameters? Show us how do you invoke servlet. Make sure servlat is able to find your xml and xsl. -- Oleg Tkachenko Multiconn International Ltd, Israel