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Article PS01041742

A bug in IE 5.5 SP1 causes an ASP file to be downloaded

Problem Description

When downloading a file with IE 5.5 SP1 using the method SendBinary ( Path, True, "application/octet-stream", True), the user is prompted to open or save the ASP file instead of the actual file being downloaded.

Solution

This behavior occurs due to a Microsoft-confirmed bug in IE 5.5 SP1. This problem is descibed in the Microsoft knowledge base article Q279667 which can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q279/6/67.ASP.

Microsoft has released a fix to the problem. See the following article for details:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q281/1/19.ASP.

We have also received a report of this occurring with IE 5.5 SP2. Microsoft's fix for that is here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810847

Created: 2/8/2002 5:20:09 AM
Last Modified: 8/20/2003 11:55:50 AM

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