# Embedding a PDF into a leaflet popup

I'm trying to embed a PDF document into a Leaflet map popup, so that the PDF displays within the popup balloon when the user clicks the map point.

I've attempted to place <embed src="mypdf.pdf" width="500px" height="500px" /> into the leaflet popup wrapper elements, but the <embed> element does not show the content of the PDF, it is just blank.

However, I can take this same <embed> element and place it anywhere else on the web page, outside of the Leaflet popup element, and it shows the PDF file as expected - pointing to a problem specific to the popup.

Is there a reason why the <embed> tag is not working inside of a popup?

• have you tried using the PDF as an image and embedding that way? – MacroZED Jan 31 '18 at 9:24
• What is your environment? Did you check for errors in console? I tested it in Win7 with IE11, Firefox and Chrome and it works OK. – TomazicM Jan 31 '18 at 18:42
• I'm working on Win10 in Firefox. I'm not seeing any errors in the console. Can you show the contents of your example popup's <div class="leaflet-popup-content-wrapper"> element? – Bob Jan 31 '18 at 20:22
• I tested also in Win10 with Edge, Firefox and Chrome. It worked. For IE11 I had to install Adobe Reader.My definition is simple: var myMarker = L.marker([39.744, -105.0043]).bindPopup('<embed src="test.pdf" width="200px" height="200px" />'); myMarker.addTo(map);  – TomazicM Feb 1 '18 at 17:13