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  1. #1
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    Question QUESTION: PDF as INDEX.HTML

    Hello Forum:

    I have a quick question as someone with rudimentary HTML skills.

    I would like a PDF file to temporarily serve as an INDEX.html file.

    I was told this can be accomplished by forwarding an HTML page to a PDF file.

    Would the following be correct syntax?



    <head>
    <title>resume</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=httpppppp://no-credit-check.us/resume.pdf">
    </head>

    </body>
    </html>

    (without the extra ppppp's, of course)


    Thank you in advance for a prompt and detailed response!

    Alan

  2. #2
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    You could do this but it's not very user friendly. A better way would be to make a simple home page with a short description about what the site is about with a link where the user can choose to download the PDF.

  3. #3
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    Unless you are building a site in a controlled enviornment where you know for certain that every user will have Acrobat Reader installed... don't do it.

    Do as bluedreamer suggested - provide a link, and ideally put a notice that its a pdf file and provide a second link to the free Reader for download (in case they do not have it).
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  4. #4
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    Thumbs up Thank you.

    Hello bluedreamer & mwatkins:

    Thank you for quick responses and recommendations, which I shall heed.

    Issue resolved.

    Much appreciate!

    Alan

  5. #5
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    Def have to agree with mwatkins

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