If I’m not incorrect, Google Docs provides the ways to display a PDF that is stored on the very same server as the websites through an iFrame, however I have to understand how I can do this in a cross-browser certified way.
You might think about utilizing PDFObject by Philip Hutchison.
<object data="myfile.pdf" type="application/pdf" width="100%" height="100%"> <p>Alternative text - include a link <a href="myfile.pdf">to the PDF!</a></p> </object>
Looking at the embed alternative on Firefox 55, I was seeing 100% width, however only 100px height. A bit of research study exposed a designer doc from Mozilla which states that outright sizing is required. Portions aren’t enabled.
PDF.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that checks out constructing a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance. It is community-driven and supported by Mozilla Labs.
If I’m not mistaken, the OP was asking (although later accepted a.js option) whether Google’s ingrained PDF display server will show a PDF on his own site.
So, one and a half years later: yes, it will.
See http://googlesystem.blogspot.ca/2009/09/embeddable-google-document-viewer.html. Also, see https://docs.google.com/viewer, and plug in the URL of the file you wish to display.
Re-reading, OP was requesting solutions that do not use iFrames. I don’t think that’s possible with Google’s viewer.
Make sure to test any service across different Reader preferences. A website visitor might have their browser set to open the PDF in Reader/Acrobat instead of the internet browser, e.g., by disabling the Acrobat plugin in Firefox.
I can’t be sure of my outcomes, since I have 2 various Acrobat plugins that Firefox recognizes due to my having different variations of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, but it does appear that you at least have to check what occurs if a website visitor has their web browser set to not open the PDF in the web browser. It might be rather frustrating when they take a look at what appears to be an otherwise usable websites and their browser is nagging them to open a PDF file that they think they didn’t demand. Sometimes, the PDF file spontaneously opened in Adobe Reader, not the web browser, and in other cases the web browser threw up a dialog saying the file didn’t exist.
I encountered such mismatches with iframe and item both, different problems for different code.
This is for simple HTML code. I haven’t attempted the suggested structures.
pdf2htmlEX by coolwanglu is probably the finest service out there to transform a pdf file into html. You could do an easy transform and then embed the html page as an iframe or something comparable.
I would truly select FlowPaper, especially their new Elements mode that can be discovered here: https://flowpaper.com/demo/
It flattens the PDFs considerably at the exact same time as keeping text sharp which suggests that it will load much quicker on mobile devices