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WebDirect Container Field Link instead of Content

Question asked by JohnDCCIU on Mar 14, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2015 by DavidCorrigan

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WebDirect Container Field Link instead of Content

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     We have a solution in FileMaker 13, using WebDirect, where we want to display a link to the contents of a Container field (stored externally, securely), so that the user can click on the link and have it show them the PDF in the full page (not in a FileMaker-rendered box).

     Ironically, there's a bug with WebDirect currently that allows us to do exactly that, but only in Firefox or Chrome:  the content is not rendered and in its place is the content name (a PDF filename) and it's a link to the PDF (the link is like https://myserver.test.com/Streaming/Additional_1/FM-XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXX.pdf)

     But in Safari or IE, the container is rendered, and we can't find a way to get that URL.  We've tried GetContainerAttributes and nothing there gives that URL that we can use on the web.

     We want the Firefox/Chrome behavior to be everywhere, in all browsers, and even after they fix the "bug" that currently makes it possible.

     Any ideas how to get that URL above out of a Container field that contains a PDF?

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