Re: links with .EXE download instead of run.
by "Jason Boudreault" <theunforgiven(at)home.com>
||Thu, 28 Sep 2000 12:04:15 -0600
||"Mike Taylor" <lonewolf(at)one.net>,
"Melanie Gann" <mgann(at)second-street.com>
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
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <lonewolf(at)one.net>
To: "Melanie Gann" <mgann(at)second-street.com>
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.
> 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.
HWG hwg-techniques mailing list archives,
maintained by Webmasters @ IWA