Acrobat Detection - Description

When separate Acrobat-enhanced and HTML-only versions of a site would be too much work to develop and maintain, an HTML site with optional links to .pdf documents is preferable. This script would then be needed on any pages with linked .pdf documents.

Alternatively, you could use it on a splash page and change the url of any links based on the Acrobat version.

The script can also detect if no Acrobat is installed or if a detection is not possible (for instance, on IE4.5 Mac).

Script Engine / Document Object Model Required

( Javascript 1.1 | ( JScript 2.0 & VBScript 2.0 ) | ECMAScript 1.0 ) & ( Netscape plugin architecture | MSIE ActiveX architecture )

Modification History

2003/03/05 v1.0

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This script is released under a Creative Commons License.