Linearized PDF files stored as CloudBlob


  • We are running a document management service on Windows Azure using blob storage for storing various file types including pdf files.  We have several customers with very large pdf files that took advantage of linearized pdf options (also referred to as fast web view or byteserving).  Any reason why the files have to download completely now before displaying the first page?  I scoured the web and could not find any information on this.  Any ideas for a workaround? Having customers have to wait for 3 minutes to see the first page of a larger pdf file is not going to work for long.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:07 AM


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  • It may not answer your problem but I recommend you look at this post by the Windows Azure Storage Team describing recent changes in the handling of ranges.
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:29 AM
  • Can you get a network trace for an example that works and one that does not? If you can also point me to a pdf location that works, I can test it.

    As Neil suggetsed above, let us know if setting the default version to 2011-08-18 on the service does not work for this. I suspect that etag not being quoted may be the issue here - but until I see the trace, I cannot be certain.



    Sunday, October 2, 2011 3:31 PM
  • Hi,

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    Ming Xu.

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:43 AM