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Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:07 am
by soremo
It's great that PDF-XChange Editor is able to directly open URLs. I use this feature a lot to load PDFs that are stored in a private database and accessible through a server via http.

Apparently PDF-XChange Editor uses the last part of the URL entered by the user as the title for the tab that opens after loading. This title then is also used as the default filename when saving the loaded document as a local file. However, the last part of the URL does not necessarily correspond to the actual title/filename of the loaded document.

Let's say the database can be queried by requesting an URL such as "https://www.example.com/pdfdatabase/search/searchstring"; the server then responds to such a request by http redirection to the search result located at "https://www.example.com/pdfdatabase/document.pdf". This PDF document is then loaded by PDF-XChange Editor into a new tab the title of which, however, is not "document" or "document.pdf" as one would expect, but "searchstring". Furthermore, even without any redirection, an URL may refer to a PDF document by other means than by its filename, for example by an ID, so that an URL such as "https://www.example.com/pdfdatabase/some_id" may return a PDF document the original filename of which is "document.pdf", but the tab title becomes "some_id" instead.

Therefore I'd like to suggest deriving the tab title (and default filename for saving) from the filename indicated by the server's 'Content-Disposition' response header. This way, the server can define which filename to use. If the 'Content-Disposition' header is not set, the title/filename could still be derived from the last part of the URL, though preferably not from the URL entered by the user, but from the URL from which the PDF file has acutally been loaded, so as to correctly handle redirections.

What do you think`?

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:05 pm
by Paul - Tracker Supp
Hi soremo,

I think that is a great suggestion. I have raised a formal feature request around this. While internal only, if you refer to RT#4848: Feature Request :: Editor :: Use the " 'Content-Disposition' response header" to derive file names for "Open from URL" in communications with us, any staff member can get you a status update.

I hope that helps.

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:26 pm
by soremo
Hi Paul,

thanks for your quick reply and for considering my suggestion. The responsiveness of the entire support team is really incredible. That for sure is part of the reason that PDF-XChange Editor, though being a great piece of software already, still keeps improving.

Best
soremo

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:17 pm
by TrackerSupp-Daniel
We try our best! :D

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 am
by soremo
Hi,

any news on RT#4848: Feature Request :: Editor :: Use the " 'Content-Disposition' response header" to derive file names for "Open from URL"? Are you still considering this improvement?

Best,
soremo

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 pm
by TrackerSupp-Daniel
Hello Soremo,

This ticket has been newly opened, and has not seen any further updates since. Thankfully that means that the issue has not been rejected, but it is still in the "consideration" phase, instead of the development phase.

kind regards,

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:44 am
by soremo
Hi there,

can you give me a short status update on RT#4848?

Best,
soremo

Re: Tab title/filename when opening from URL

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
by TrackerSupp-Daniel
Hi, soremo

Since the last update, a developer and work item number have been assigned to this item, with that said it is currently considered a low priority as there are more pressing topics that need addressing. I am afraid that at the moment there is nothing I can do to increase the priority of its development for you.

Kind regards,