Windows-Installation (was Re: [thelist] Playing with MIME type (was: Downloading .jpg & .pdf files))

Jakob Dölling alligotar at
Tue May 22 14:40:32 CDT 2001

Joe Crawford schrieb:
> Jakob Dölling wrote:
> > I think I know something what you will help: If you're installing win32
> > (which version exactly now it is I think doesn't matter), Windows has
> > associated gif and *.jpg files to IE - I don't know how to forbid
> > Windows to install IE. Did you tried the same thing with a *.jpeg file?
> >
> > And, still something: Opera does the same as IE.
> Quickie tests:
> Netscape 4 - prompt box, Netscape 6, prompt box.
> IE5, Opera 5.02, WebTV (!) viewer, all just display.

BTW: <TIP typ="WebTV name="Jakob Doelling">WebTV is IE5 as is
a daughter company of Mc$oft</tip>- I did looked it up in my personal
server logs. Opera seems also to make use of the IE engine.

> No, I didn't test jpg/jpeg files, but I am dubious it would make a
> difference.
> The thing is, my associations are what a typical installation would
> have. And it doesn't work on a typical setup for the majority. The
> theory is sound, but IE is being 'helpful' in a way that does not
> necessarily make sense. :-\

Yeah, and as a german joke proverb says: outside it is colder than at
night ;-) . No, seriously, I did re-install WinNT 4.0 and Win98 many
times and in so many variantions to come to the conclusion, that you are
not able to prevent Winsetup not to extract IE *without* modifying the
installation settings - Mc$oft would this consider as violating the
licence agreement.


Jkaob Dölling
To Unix or not to Unix. That is the question whether 'tis nobler in the
mind to suffer slings and arrows of vast documentation or to take arms
against a sea of buggy OS and by raping the support lines end then?

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