[thelist] MIME type in href?

Joel D Canfield joel at spinhead.com
Fri Jun 11 12:27:18 CDT 2004

> There are a few tricks that you can use.  One is to generate the file 
> from a script and then output the required headers to tell 
> the browser 
> show filetype it is.
> Some browsers (read: IE) don't follow the header when it comes to 
> detecting the filetype/association.  The best trick to get 
> around this 
> is the generate a url the fools the browser into thinking it is 
> downloading the file with the original filename.
> eg. http://somehost/someprogram/script.php/filename.ext

I almost understand what you're saying, and it sounds like what I'm
looking for. Can you give me just a bit of step-by-step?



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