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Streaming Excel & Word Files to IE

From: Mark Hourani <mhourani@zyga.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:55:34 -0500
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To: "'http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com'" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
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We have a cgi program that streams documents across the web using HTTP 1.0. 
 When we stream an HTTP Document to Internet Explorer 3.02 that has a 
content type of application/msword or application/vnd.ms-excel the plugins 
for Word and Excel both try to load the URL a second time after it has been 
streamed to the browser.  In essence the document is sent twice.

Does anyone know of a solution or reason for this behavior?  We have one 
machine that this does NOT happen on, so there seems that there may be a 
way to configure IE or Word to not call the URL twice.

Thanks in advance.

Received on Thursday, 26 February 1998 13:01:41 UTC

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