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When you query a database on a Web server from an .asp file, a Portable Document Format (.pdf) file is not opened in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or 5.01 when the parameter list exceeds 46 characters.
This behavior occurs under the following conditions:
The parameter(s) given in the URL exceed a length of 46 characters.
The .pdf files are accessed with HTTP on a Web server. This does not occur if you are using the file:// protocol.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.01. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.01 Service Pack 2.