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What am I working on right now? Probably the Sprog project [sourceforge.net].

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Journal of grantm (164)

Monday May 03, 2004
04:48 PM

Arggghhhh IE!

[ #18606 ]

I was testing a web app that assembled PDF documents on-the-fly using the wonderful PDF::Reuse. All went well testing from Mozilla on Linux, but when I tried it from a Windows box running IE, I got this in a dialog box:

Internet Explorer cannot download from the Internet site report.pdf from webtest.

The downloaded file is not available, this could be due to your Security or Language
settings or because the server was unable to retrieve the requested file.

Exactly the same error happened if I right clicked on the link and selected 'Save Target As ...'.

Talk about a red herring. The problem turned out to be that Acrobat Reader wasn't installed on the workstation. Duh!

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  • Internet Explorer cannot download from the Internet site report.pdf from webtest.

    Exactly the same error happened if I right clicked on the link and selected 'Save Target As ...'.

    ... The problem turned out to be that Acrobat Reader wasn't installed on the workstation. Duh!

    So IE won't let you "Save Target As" unless it knows what kind of file the target is? IE won't download unless it can successfully display a file?

    Wow. That's amazing. As much fun as it might be for me to go off on a tear aga