Thank you for your post.
A webviewer will display a PDF provided you have the correct pathname. On my Windows XP machine, I have a PDF file on the desktop entitled "PDF9.pdf". I launch Firefox, pull down the File menu and select "Open File...". I go to the Desktop and select "PDF9.pdf" and my browser displays the file showing the URL:
file:///C:/Documents and Settings/TSGal/Desktop/PDF9.pdf
I then copy this URL to the clipboard, launch FileMaker Pro 10, open Test.fp7, add a Webviewer in Layout Mode, and paste the above URL. When I go to browse, the PDF document displays.
we are pulling these images from Supercontainer which is runnign on the Mac server. The URLs are in the form:
We have found a solution, which itself is very puzzling.
It turns out the URL we were using appears to be incorrect. Looking at the properties of the missing object and using the URL that refers to makes everything work on any client. However the object is at the original location on the webserver!!!!!
It doesn't explain why it worked at all for the Mac clients. It must be a Supercontainer issue, not a Filemaker issue.