OT: Html clue?

From: Ron Hudson <ron.hudson_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue Dec 21 10:35:45 2004

On Dec 21, 2004, at 8:08 AM, Jules Richardson wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 07:41 -0800, Ron Hudson wrote:
>> OOh lookie here... I just fired up Microsoft Internet Explorer and
>> tried my site, it gets .dmg instead of .html !!!!!
>> Looks like a bug report goes to Apple for Safari! Gah! I hate
>> Explorer!
>> I wonder if firefox gets it right...
> mime type bug?
> IE I believe doesn't follow the spec and treats the file extension as
> authorative over the mime type (good ol' MS), whereas other browsers do
> work to the spec and obey the mime type. So if the server's sending a
> mime type of html for that dmg file (because it's incorrectly
> configured) then it's going to cause strange problems at the client
> side.

Can I put something in the <a href..> tag to change this?

> Given the amount of pop-up ads, http redirects and other crud going on
> with angelfire I'd recommend you move your web content to a different
> provider though! Yuck :-(

I guess you get what you pay for... I don't have any money for hosting
"GPL and free as in beer too" software.

Angelfire sells advertising so they can give web-sites away free, Tripod
and any other free places probably do the same...
> Trying to download the file from the command line via wget gives a 404
> error along with "Cookie coming from www.angelfire.com attempted to set
> domain to angelfire.lycos.com".


> cheers
> Jules
Received on Tue Dec 21 2004 - 10:35:45 GMT

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