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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: general/1911: Can't download a file from the apache server with MSIE 4.01 US (fwd)
Date Tue, 10 Mar 1998 19:41:11 GMT
On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> Anyone else?  This .gz thing I heard was just in passing and I'd like to
> find out if it's true... so that I can document it on the
> known_client_problems page and complain to the browser folks at microsoft. 

Not AFAIK.  Could be content-encoding stuff?

I can't recall which client this is (think it is MSIE, could be Navigator
4 on Windows) if you put a content-encoding in, then it will bastardize
the filename by changing foo.tar.gz to foo.tar_tar yet not uncompress it.
Needless to say, that confuses people.

> 
> Dean
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: 10 Mar 1998 19:36:36 -0000
> To: apache-bugdb@apache.org, c.dumont@mercure.umh.ac.be, dgaudet@apache.org
> From: dgaudet@hyperreal.org
> Subject: Re: general/1911: Can't download a file from the apache server with MSIE 4.01
US
> 
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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
> State-Changed-Why:
> 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:
> 
> http://www.apache.org/dist/apache_1.3b5.tar
> 
> 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.
> 
> Dean
> 
> 


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