Embed Evince in Firefox to allow embedded PDF reading

Registered by Cyphase on 2006-12-20

Adobe's PDF reader allows users to read PDF in a browser. This should be possible with Evince, and enabled by default, but with an easy way to disable it.

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Adobe's PDF reader allows users to read PDF in a browser. This should be possible with Evince, and enabled by default, but with an easy way to disable it.

A present problem is when a pdf contains relative hyperlinks, if the present download and view mechanism, the hyperlinks fail without a message to the user.
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Embedding is possible with mozplugger: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25685&page=5
If you use the 'stream' flag, relative links will work but not in the same window. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/446510

Drawback if authentication is required (taken from the mozplugger manual):
Note: if a username and password is required for this URL, the command/application will have to obtain this as it is not passed to it from the browser.

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