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From Sean Goodell <sean.good...@tufts.edu>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.0.50 and MS Word Files
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:28:59 GMT
The files are corrupted either way. 


Jonathan Trites wrote:

>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:
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>>Quoting Sean Goodell <sean.goodell@tufts.edu>:
>>
>>    
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>>>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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