I have always just opened the PDF in another full window, where the URL entry space is not available.
<a href="#" onclick="window.open('MyPDF.pdf', '_blank', 'fullscreen=yes'); return false;">MyPDF

Is that what you mean ?

- John V

It just takes a directive in the Apache config, and it can be a
naming that is hidden from the url so you are not exposing your
true dir structure. Then it's a matter of the URL pointing to
the .pdf instead of a .html and your browser will know what to do.
Have been serving .pdf (or .csv or .xls) this way to the web since
2000 in a similar tool - Websmart.
Jim Franz

. . . Write a program to read the file from the
IFS and pipe it to the browser. You would need to change the
content type to "application/pdf".

Schadd Gray

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