slow web PDF downloads

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Subject: slow web PDF downloads
Posted by:  laredotornado (laredotorna…
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008


We have a very large PDF file (~ 37 MB) that we give users the option
to view/download.  On both PC Firefox and Internet Explorer, clicking
on the link to view the PDF causes the page to hang, presumably
because the file is so big.

Has anyone experienced this and possibly have some suggestions for how
to give the user more feedback on what is happening?  I don't expect
the download to get faster, but I would like to inform the user what
is going on instead of having them see a blank page. - Dave