On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 04:45:24PM +0200, billybad wrote: > i have a strange problem on macintosh... > from time to time, when i open the page http://www.vw.be/ > an alert box raises > > "Internet Explorer doesn't know how to handle the type > of the file you have selected > ... > > Mime type: application/gzip-compressed [snip. I downloaded the page and ran it through "file", and it is indeed a gzipped HTML file] > can anyone tell me how can that problem be fixed Looks like a broken server to me. I tried the URL you mentioned (Volkswagen Belgium) in galeon and in lynx (both of which support compressed downloads) under Debian GNU/Linux, and it broke just as you described in both. I'd fix the problem by not buying their cars (heh.) Oh, right. Erm, possibly the file is already compressed on the server, or perhaps it's being served up with the wrong MIME type Either way, its not a client-side problem. -- Andrew Chadwick, UNIX/Internet Programmer, PR Newswire Europe, Oxford -- The views or opinions above are solely mine and are not necessarily those of PR Newswire Europe. The message may contain privileged or confidential information; if you are not a named recipient, notify me, and do not copy, use, or disclose this message. <andrew.chadwick at prnewswire.co.uk>.