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Re: Compiled executable differences between 9x and NT

>As for the download issue...  I hadn't run into that before.
>Is "application/zip" close-enough for a tarball?  e.g.
>    <a href="gecl.tgz" type="application/zip">source tarball</a>
>(I didn't see anything referencing "tar" in the IANA database,
>but I saw "application/zip", which seems to fit...)
>Hopefully, this should fix the mime type problem -- if you're
>accessing from an html page, anyway.  I'm not sure how to set
>the mime-type on a file when _directly_ accessing the file,
>instead of through an href.  Thoughts?

The Netscape latest version (version 4.51) seems to have some bugs which
I noticed.  On Windows Nt and 98 it is corrupting the *.tgz and tar.gz
archives.  Upon extraction or doing a gzunip I get *invalid archive
format* errors.  I discovered this problem with Netscape 4.51 yesterday
when i was downloading *.tar.gz archives from a few different sites.


> - Jon
>-----Original Message-----
>Glenn Spell <> wrote:
>>Mumit Khan wrote:
>>> Could someone test it on a Win95 B (I know it works on Win95 A)
>>> IE 4.0 and see if it still works? I wonder if IE is the deciding
>>> here.
>>I run Win95B and I allow *no* traces of any version of MSIE on
>>my system. The filesystem and the registry has been wiped clean
>>of anything I can find having to do with MSIE.
>>The 'test.exe' still causes the blue screen but only the program
>>terminates. The system does not crash.
>>BTW, I could not use Netscape or Win95 to download the package
>>because the webserver returns a "Content-Type" of "text/plain".
>>I grabbed it with lynx on FreeBSD then transferred it to Win95.
>>HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 02:48:45 GMT
>>Server: Apache/1.2.5
>>Last-Modified: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 23:05:34 GMT
>>ETag: "1d2e3c-2b688-36e5a93e"
>>Content-Length: 177800
>>Accept-Ranges: bytes
>>Connection: close
>>Content-Type: text/plain
>>            Glenn Spell <>
>>         Fayetteville, North Carolina, U. S. A.
>>  ____________________________________________________
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