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From dgau...@hyperreal.org
Subject Re: general/1911: Can't download a file from the apache server with MSIE 4.01 US
Date Tue, 10 Mar 1998 19:36:36 GMT
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Synopsis: Can't download a file from the apache server with MSIE 4.01 US

State-Changed-From-To: analyzed-feedback
State-Changed-By: dgaudet
State-Changed-When: Tue Mar 10 11:36:36 PST 1998
I've just heard this elsewhere.  Apparently microsoft in their
hugely infinite wisdom has used the .gz file extension for
something other than gzip -- they're using it for some vbasic
thing.  And because of that MSIE has problems dealing with anything
that has a .gz file extension.

I'm sorry, but I'm inclined to say:  tough luck, the .gz file
extension has been in use for 5 years now.  Microsoft needs to
wake up and fix their broken code.

But since I don't use MSIE, and heck I don't even use windows,
I can't verify this.  You can probably verify it by trying to
fetch a URL such as:


If that works, but adding the .gz on the end doesn't then it's
microsoft's problem.  Please report back what you find, thanks.


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