Thank you for your post.
The information from "Fred" is correct (Thank you!). Firefox is not a Web Direct supported browser. The Technical Specifications for Web Direct can be found at:
This is really a pity – the mostly used browser is not supported! I payed a lot of money for these 10 connections. Really bad.
I understand your pain...
This is indeed an important point and if you didn't red the tech specs, you would never imagine that.
Don't know exactly why... I had heard from a FM presentation conference that Firefox had an approximative support of HTML5. I am not a web developer so i cannot evaluate this comment.
But that put in perspective that we ALWAYS must read the specs. It is also true before to buy and install Client and Server softwares. If you don't do this, you go surely on unexpected and very bad surprise...
It might be version- (and FileMaker-method-) dependant - users reported that firefox is working quite well - they even didn't have the problems I had with Safari. Those reports are from spring 2014...
So, when I read the specs, Chrome (41) on MacOs (10.9) is supported. But even under Chrome, PDFs are not displayed, when the container is set to PDF. There is only a link instead, which opens a new tab. Chrome's PDF-Viewer is enabled, when I disable it, the PDF is not displayed in a new tab, but I get a download.
Under Windows, the PDF is displayed right with Chrome.
I hope you will not hate me but… works fine here !
Did you test another PDF outside FM WebDirect ? You could test this one.
My config is :
- OS X 10.9.5
- Chrome 41.0.2272
- Activated Chrome PDF Viewer in chrome://plugins
- Unactivated Adobe plugin 11.0.10 (because that works each lunar revolution and i don't talk about WebDirect pages)
Well... if it worked under PC all is all right with your database configuration. But there may be a problem with this Mac and open IP ports. Before checking that, did you have tested with Safari ?
Sure we will narrow this down.
Fred, thanks for your efforts.
Same config as me, but Adobe plugin is not installed on Chrome/Mac. Other PDFs work in Chrome. Database under Safari works.
Database is accessed by VPN.
Strange...Did you test with a very simple PDF ?
Personally, i used "FMP Acknowledgments" for my tests.
You will find here folder with some screenshot i took, to see if there might be a difference with you :