Solved I have a problem opening links (generated pdf documents) from our government websites i can open them on chromium but not in firefox

christhegeek

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I have a problem opening links (generated pdf documents) from our government websites i can open them on chromium but not in firefox
I got only the html code for a web page that says that my session has ended . The same problem i have in other government sites too.
 

memreflect

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Have you tried it with firefox --safe-mode to temporarily run with all add-ons disabled? If the page/site allows you to download the PDF, you might also try that and using a dedicated PDF viewer to display the document (or just try Firefox again; security settings for file URLs may be less restrictive compared with http/https). The last option would be to examine the browser's console log for any information you might be able to understand (Menu → More Tools → Browser Console). I've had issues in the past with Firefox and PDF files on certain sites as well. In my case, I eventually gave up and switched to Chromium to view the file. However, I love my flaming canid too much to stop using it just because it cannot handle an occasional PDF file since it works great for other PDF files!
 

vigole

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Since Firefox 88, pdfjs.enablescripting is true by default (yes, Mozilla is a lost cause). Thus, if there's javascript in the PDF, e.g. form-related pages, Firefox will interpret it for you.

My guess (and I'm not quite sure): there's some 'anti-script policy' somewhere (browser, OS, etc). Open a Firefox tab, and go to the about:config. Search for pdfjs.enablescripting, and toggle it, i.e. true -> false, or vice versa. Check the PDF file, and let's see what will happen.
 
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christhegeek

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Since Firefox 88, pdfjs.enablescripting is true by default (yes, Mozilla is a lost cause). Thus, if there's javascript in the PDF, e.g. form-related pages, Firefox will interpret it for you.

My guess (and I'm not quite sure): there's some 'anti-script policy' somewhere (browser, OS, etc). Open a Firefox tab, and go to the about:config. Search for pdfjs.enablescripting, and toggle it, i.e. true -> false, or vice versa. Check the PDF file, and let's see what will happen.
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You're Good !
that fixed it
 
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