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PDF display from perl script

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I am using PDF::Create to dynamically create PDF on the fly.
That works.

I end my code with the $pdf->close;

and the pdf file is created.
I now want to display it in a browser. Here is the code I tried.. but i will not work.
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  1. # Wrap up the PDF and close the file to create the PDF 
  2. # File Name is Add_Multi_Digit.pdf
  4. $pdf->close; 
  6. # everything works to here... file is created 
  7. #  in the same directory as the script
  9. # open and display file to browser.
  11. open(PDF, "Add_Multi_Digit.pdf") or die "could not open PDF [$!]";
  12. binmode PDF;
  13. my $output = do { local $/; <PDF> };
  14. close (PDF);
  16. print "Content-Type: application/pdf\n";
  17. print "Content-Length: " .length($output) . "\n\n";
  18. print $output;
Oct 19 '09 #1
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To read from the PDF file, you can make use of PDF::Core module.
Oct 20 '09 #2

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I don't want to read it. I created it using PDF::Create.
I want to display back to the browser window so the person can print the pdf out or save it to his computer.
Oct 20 '09 #3

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