Re: links with .EXE download instead of run.

by "Jason Boudreault" <theunforgiven(at)>

 Date:  Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:04:15 -0600
 To:  "Mike Taylor" <lonewolf(at)>,
"Melanie Gann" <mgann(at)>
 Cc:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  one
  todo: View Thread, Original
Make sure your webserver knows that .exe files have
a content type of text/html and not x-executable or whatever

the browser may see executable and try to dl it

- JB
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <lonewolf(at)>
To: "Melanie Gann" <mgann(at)>
Cc: <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: links with .EXE download instead of run.

> The user has IE 5.01.  I also have this browser and can't duplicate what
> this person is doing.  There really is no "applications" setting on IE
> that I know of other than the usual Windows FILE Type associations, but
> that shouldn't affect anything.  For example, if I have an executable file
> on my server, the browser will always prompt me to download or run from
> its current location.  However, when I run PCQuotes link, the executable
> runs automatically from their server location and the results are rendered
> in the form of a page in the browser.
> Thanks,
> Mike
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Melanie Gann wrote:
> > I believe this is determined by how their  PC/Browser is configured.
> >
> > Look into the "Applications" portion of their browser preferences and
> > how they are configured to deal with .exe extensions.
> >

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