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From Jonathan Trites <tritesni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.50 and MS Word Files
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 00:38:54 GMT
What happens if a user using IE right-clicks and saves the file first?
Is it corrupted if opened after it has been downloaded by IE first to
the desktop or wherever?


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:55:37 -0400, Jim Maul <jmaul@elih.org> wrote:
> Quoting Sean Goodell <sean.goodell@tufts.edu>:
> 
> > I am having a problem serving MS Word files (.doc) from an Apache 2.0.5
> > Server.  Some of the files appear fine while the more complex documents
> > are served up corrupted.  The user is asked to choose encoding and no
> > matter what you choose the document is corrupted.  All of the files work
> > fine on our development serve which is running Apache 1.3.  I don't know
> > what to try, any ideas?
> >
> > Sean Goodell
> >
> 
> Ah, good luck.  I've had all sorts of problems serving doc files with apache.
> I've tried this list many times and while many people have been helpful in
> attempting to figure out my problem, there has been no solution as of
> yet.  The
> biggest problem seems to be that when attempting to open a doc file from our
> intranet apache server, some people will get the doc fine and others
> will get a
> "page cannot be displayed" error.  Exact same url on all machines..some work,
> some dont.  It doesnt *appear* to be an apache issue but rather a
> windows/IE/word problem.  The issue does not happen when using firefox, but
> then again, firefox doesnt attempt to open the .doc file itself, it hands it
> off to word.  However when using IE, it attempts to open word *within*
> IE which
> i believe is where the problem is.  If you come up with any helpful
> information
> i would love to hear it.
> 
> -Jim
> 
> 
> 
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