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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 20:17:13 GMT
On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, David D'Antonio wrote:

> On Tuesday, March 10, 1998 2:41 PM, Marc Slemko [SMTP:marcs@worldgate.com] 
> wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> Actually, I think it was the other way around. It WOULD uncompress it, but 
> wouldn't
> change the .gz. This confused programs quite a lot.

Yea, but after the message quoted below I tested one client on NT, and it
did what I said above.  But yes, I have also heard of the below as well.

What it means to me is that content-encodings just aren't worth it right
now. 

> 
> Here's a copy of the original message:
> 
> ---------------Copy---------------------------------------------
> On Mon, Feb 16, 1998 at 11:07:17PM -0800, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > - declare that this client is too broken for us to support it, and the
> > client will need to be fixed.  In this case it's only gsview that needs
> > fixing as far as I can tell.
> 
> IMO it's more a MSIE bug: it saves the file under an incorrect name
> (even though it changes its contents, i.e., uncompresses it, the extension
> stays the same). Way broken!
> 
>     Martin
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