Ok.... I think it's working now. When I click the link going directly to the PHP 
script, it's displaying the PDF file in the browser appropriately. Exactly what I want.

Now.... some of these PDF docs are so big, they could take a while to show up if a 
client is on a slow connection. So now I want to make a 'middle' page that says 
something like 'dowloading... please be patient' while the PDF is downloading. So 
here's what I've done.

The file getpdf1.php is the following:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=getapdf2.php">
Please be patient... downloading

getpdf2.php is:

Header("Content-type: application/pdf");
$file = fopen("../pdfs/whatever.pdf",rb);

(Thanks to James for this little bit of code)

Now... if I link directly to getpdf2.php, it works great. However if I link to 
getpdf1.php, which redirects to getpdf2.php, IE show the download file dialog. This is 
NOT what I want, why is this? Weird.


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