OT: Html clue?

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue Dec 21 11:31:03 2004

On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 08:35 -0800, Ron Hudson wrote:
> 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?
> Can I put something in the <a href..> tag to change this?

not according to http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32.html#anchor
- it's purely server-side. I expect Angelfire do it deliberately to stop
people hosting illegal content (such as mp3 files, possibly renamed with
other extensions) on their sites.

> > 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.

Don't you have an ISP who gives you free webspace? (Or is Angelfire an
ISP? Always thought they just did webspace though)

> Angelfire sells advertising so they can give web-sites away free, Tripod
> and any other free places probably do the same...

Well most ISPs over here give out free webspace with no ads and far more
bandwidth than the likes of Tripod...


Received on Tue Dec 21 2004 - 11:31:03 GMT

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