Re: ZIP File Problem

by "Consult-Eco" <stevemc(at)>

 Date:  Tue, 23 May 2000 15:05:12 +0100
 To:  "Dennis Lapcewich" <Dennis.Lapcewich(at)>
 Cc:  "Paul Kucharski - Guitar Website" <pgkuchar(at)>, "HTML W.G. \(Basics\)" <hwg-basics(at)>, "HTML W.G. \(Techniques\)" <hwg-techniques(at)>, "HTML W.G. \(Software\)" <hwg-software(at)>
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Dear Dennis,

Thanks for trying to help. It has me really stumped now. The Zip files
have been re-uploaded (making sure they were done in binary format - but
then they always were). If I download the zip file with IE4 or IE5 they
download OK and can be opened and extracted just like ordinary zip files
by WinZip.

However, they still don't download with Netscape-4. Even using the
'tricks' of Shift and left-click on the file, or right click the link
and choose 'Save Link As' doesn't seem to work properly. Oh yes, the
files download in these instances BUT when one tries to extract the file
from the Zip using WinZip it comes up with errors, as shown below:

Dll: I:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wz32.dll - 26/09/97 06:30
Extracting to "C:\TEMP\TEMP\"
Use Path: no   Overlay Files: no
warning [C:/TEMP/]:  extra 6 bytes at beginning or within
Zip file (attempting to process anyway)
Error in file #1:  bad Zip file offset (Error local header signature not
found):  disk #1  offset: 0
(attempting to re-compensate)
Extracting ragcbjoe.tef
Error: unexpected end of file encountered
Error:  invalid compressed data to inflate

But, these are the same files that I just downloaded and extracted
succesfully using IE and WinZip !! How can they be different?

Anybody else any ideas?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Lapcewich" <Dennis.Lapcewich(at)>
To: "'Consult-Eco '" <stevemc(at)>
Sent: 23 May 2000 14:16
Subject: RE: ZIP File Problem

> I checked again tonight and still encounter the same problem.  I am
using Win98
> and NN 4.08.  I have never encountered this before.  Have you checked
your site
> with IE 4x, 5x, and NN 4x and NC 4x?  I suspect a MIME problem.
> Zip files should always be uploaded as binary.  :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Consult-Eco
> To: Dennis Lapcewich
> Sent: 5/23/00 8:57 PM
> Subject: Re: ZIP File Problem
> Dear Dennis,
> Many thanks for the reply. I did upload them to the server as binary
> files (is that incorrect?).
> Cheers.
> Steve.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis Lapcewich" <Dennis.Lapcewich(at)>
> To: <hwg-basics(at)>; <hwg-techniques(at)>
> Cc: <stevemc(at)>
> Sent: 22 May 2000 11:03
> Subject: RE: ZIP File Problem
> > Your zip files are invalid.  Did you upload them as binary files?
> >
> > Dennis
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Consult-Eco
> > To: HTML W.G. (Basics)
> > Cc: HTML W.G. (Techniques)
> > Sent: 5/22/00 5:13 PM
> > Subject: ZIP File Problem
> >
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I hope you can help me with this problem, it is getting me down.
> >
> > I have a web-page with a number of file downloads in *.zip format -
> the files were zipped up using WinZip. The downloads work fine when
> accessed by my users with IE (all versions). However, when users using
> > access the files they load into a white screen on Netscape and show
> part of the header of the file in black text, rather than downloading
> > file to their hard-disks as it should.
> >
> > The page is:
> >
> > I have tried deleting and re-inputting/re-writing the html code from
> > scratch; I have deleted and re-created the files and now I am at a
> loss. A friend in America who does exactly the same thing on his pages
> > another server) has no problems at all and has suggested that it is
> > something to do with the incorrect MIME Type being set on the
> >
> > Any ideas ?
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > Steve.

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