How do you open an internal Canvas PDF file in a new tab: NOT a download, and NOT an inline preview

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I have an instructor who would prefer to open a specific PDF in a new tab when it it clicked.  They DO NOT want the file preview (easy enough), but the link syntax...


...always forces a file download (as the URL suggests).  Is there some variant of this URL syntax, or an attribute within the <a> tag, that would change the MIME type.

As I type this, I realize that the bottom of the issue might be authentication; even so, an attempt to put a link like this into the HTML of a Canvas page...


...which would probably by OK for the instructor since it would look pretty similar to a browser-rendered PDF, gets pre-empted and changed by the Canvas text editor and is modified back into something looking like the above link.