Re: College Wifi - Problems with .pl file
I don't think it's a problem with firefox, it looks like a screwed-up
webserver which, judging by your earlier emails in this thread, you
don't have much hope of getting fixed.
I'd try http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/installation.html first to
verify that it is the content-type header that's wrong and then
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3207 to workaround the
problem by forcing firefox to see the content-type to text/html
Mike Pobega wrote:
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 4:50 AM, Tim Edwards
So what is actually in the login.pl file that your college's
webserver sends to firefox? Is it perl code (presumably their actual
login script)? Or is it HTML? or is it blank?
I have heard a rumour that if the webserver doesn't send the right
Content-type header (eg. Content-type: text/html) IE will just
assume it's text/html and will display the page as normal. Whereas
firefox will decide it doesn't know what the data is (could be
binary or anything) and consider it to be a file to download. But
that is only a vague idea I have - no idea if it's even close to
No, actually, that sounds about right. Oh, and as for the file...
Firefox says "Download login.pl?". Half the time it downloads home.html,
and half the time it downloads login.pl, both files blank as /dev/null.
I guess it's a problem with Firefox, then?