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Re: Filters and JDK1.2

From: Christopher William Turner <cwturner@cycom.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 10:16:56 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <367D0624.F7A295A5@cycom.co.uk>
To: tank@hal-pc.org, "www-jigsaw@w3.org" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
It seems that netscape tries to execute attached jar files, thinking that they are
smart updates to netscape. To defeat this mistake, use the *right* mouse button to
click on the attachment link and select "save to disk" from the resulting pop-up
menu.

The jar I sent earlier was not corrupt. It contains java source files only so is
obviously
not directly executable. The files can be listed by "jar tvf name.jar" and
extracted by
"jar xvf name.jar". I decided to use jar as a packaging mechanism rather than zip
because anyone who needs a java1.2 source file must have a JDK1.2 and hence the
jar tool for their platform. Also it does not attempt to mangle file names or
contents.

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Chris Turner, http://www.cycom.co.uk/
Received on Monday, 21 December 1998 03:56:38 GMT

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