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package downloads confuse IE6 and webkit-gtk browsers #491

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@bos
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(Imported from Trac #498, reported by @dcoutts on 2009-02-13)

In IE6 the .tar.gz packages from the Hackage website get downloaded and saved by the browser with the wrong name. For example foo-1.0.tar.gz gets saved as foo-1.0.tar.tar.

Currently the apache config for the hackage website is such that it send these headers for .tar.gz files:

Content-Type: application/x-tar
Content-Encoding: x-gzip
This apparently confuses IE6. This has been reported elsewhere previously.

So we are looking for help in finding a workaround. We want to adjust our apache config so that for the IE6 user agent it reports a mime time and encoding that will make IE6 save the file properly. For example we guess that sending Content-Type: application/x-gzip and no Content-Encoding would make IE6 do the right thing.

So how do we actually configure apache to do this? Can we get some help testing it?

@bos
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(Imported comment by mpiechotka on 2009-02-13)

It's worth to note that some webkit browsers (epiphany) alter slightly this behaviour and saves uncompressed file unser name foo-1.0.tar.gz.

@tibbe
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IE6 is dying, unless this is still causing issues for someone I suggest we ignore the problem.

@tibbe tibbe closed this
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