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From "J. Greenlees" <ja...@x-mail.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to setup for download file?
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2003 21:20:42 GMT
Quoting "Liu, Jack" <Jack.Liu@FALCONJET.COM>:

> ------_=_NextPart_001_01C2D2BF.A0A3C8B0
> Content-Type: text/plain
> 
> Hi,
>   I have .exe files under doc root. When user click the link <a
> href="testApp.exe">  it display a bunch of garbage which I assume it is the
> binary contents of the .exe file.
>    What I want is  let the user download those file to their local drive.
>   Any thoughts or direction?
> 

point one, change your email client to send plain text not both html and text.
it's wasting data transfer and interferes with those of us that cannot view html
formatted email

make sure apache knows to send a .exe ( winders executable) as application
octect-stream not to send as text, which is what is happening.

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