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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: IE7, application/x-tar and our .tar.gz's
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2007 23:26:51 GMT
Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> On 9/12/07, William A. Rowe, Jr. <> wrote:
>> But within IE7, the request is truncated at 4864kb instead of the
>> expected 6mb.  My best guess is that IE believes it can grok the file
>> as it's advertised content type.
> Is it possible that the browser invokes a content handler (for example
> winzip or something like that) on the transferred file, which detects
> at some point, that the mime type is wrong and therefore fails,
> causing the browser to abort the connection?

This is pretty much a virgin 2003 R2 SP2 Server with Visual Studio 2005
installed, upgraded to IE7.

It really isn't that decorated, a quick delve shows that HKCR/.tar does
map to Content Type application/x-tar (as it should) and that's associated
to PercievedType compressed.  Simply the windows compressed folder handler.

Yet and still, this was a save as file, not an attempt to open.

FWIW MS maps .tgz to Content Type application/x-compressed, whatever the
heck that's supposed to mean :)


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