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Download Consists of ASP Code When Using Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 1
A Web server that uses the Content-disposition: attachment HTTP header to force a file download should prompt the user to open or save the file; however, in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the user is prompted to open or save the ASP file instead.

Use the URL below for more details on this issue:

There are four possible resolutions for this issue:

1. One workaround is to present users with a list of links and instruct them to right-click on the links and to choose "Save Target As...".

2. If you are using IE 5.5 with Service Pack 1, you can modify the following line in your code:
Response.Addheader "Content-Disposition", "inline; filename=" & filename

3. To completely overcome browser inefficiencies, use a client-side control such as XFile or JFile.

4. If you have control over the client configuration, applying 4 security fixes for IE5.5 from Microsoft may resolve the problem:

Go to the link below, then security updates. These 4 cover up to end of March, 2001.


Service patches are as follows :

Q279328, Q286043, Q286045, Q290108

Created : 1/15/2003 12:00:00 AM (last modified : 1/23/2003 9:10:24 PM)
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