won't load in IE8. IE asks to download unknown file type



6 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: u88484, Unassigned)






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6 years ago
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #514653 +++ won't load in IE8.  IE asks to download unknown file type. 

I filed bugs on this for IE7 and the fix worked for a couple of weeks then showed up again (bug 518092).  I upgrade my work computer to IE8 and the bug wasn't present but two years later this popped up on IE8.  Started happening yesterday on 10-21-2011
Hey long time no hear!

Anyway hate to say this seems like an issue on your end, but I am completely unable to reproduce this on my work computer running IE8.

Comment 2

6 years ago
Worked one time after I filed the bug but now just tried again and still get the prompt to download.

Yeah, lots of hours at work this year and not much time for anything else :/  I'll be back to the usual testing and filing bugs in a week or two.

Comment 3

6 years ago
Created attachment 568898 [details]


6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 619022

Comment 5

6 years ago
I got to workaround this by loading the site on, so it could be just a redirection issue.

(Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702, and the local machine is being a squid proxy)

$ curl -I
HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Server: Apache
X-Backend-Server: pm-web03
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Cache-Control: max-age=300
Content-Type: application/xhtml+xml;charset=utf-8
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:43:21 GMT
Expires: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:48:21 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 10:34:06 GMT
X-Cache-Info: caching
Content-Length: 557911
X-Cache: MISS from fw.???
X-Cache-Lookup: MISS from fw.???
Via: 1.0 fw.??? (squid/2.6.STABLE21)
Connection: close
Are you still seeing this now?

Comment 7

4 years ago
Sorry, but realistically I don't think anyone's going to work on this at this point.
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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