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From Ulrich Mayring <>
Subject Re: AW: AW: AW: [C2] Possible Solution for PDF Bug with IE 5.x !??
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2001 15:36:56 GMT
Stefan Seifert wrote:
> > 2) Did you call the saved file "myfile.xml" or did you call it
> > "myfile.pdf"? If the latter, then do the former.
> I called the file "pdf.pdf".
> When i call it myfile.xml or something it does of course not work at
> all, because tomcat identifes the MIME-Type for files in the filesystem
> from the file extension - at this is not .pdf. Or what does you mean?

So the infamous IE bug is there after all. If you serve a file called
foo.pdf from Cocoon, then the bug does not appear either. The bug in IE
is that it ignores the content type in certain situation and looks at
the file extension instead. This is a clear violation of the HTTP

> Do you only develop applications for end-user that are developers or
> power-users?

No, certainly not. But if no-one speaks up on this issue, we'll have a
MS-owned Web pretty soon. That is in the long run worse for novice
users, so the comparatively minor hassle to learn another browser is
IMHO justifiable.


Ulrich Mayring
DENIC eG, Systementwicklung

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