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Why do some .aspx pages prompt for open or save? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using IE8 under Win7 we encounter a problem where certain .aspx pages prompt for open or save as opposed to running in IE.

    This issue seems to exist when other browsers (Chrome for Business and Frontmotion Firefox) have been installed. It's as if IE has lost the association.... However, some .aspx pages seem to open fine, so it doesn't appear to be a global association issue.

    I am trying to understand which association and/or security settings control this type of behaviour and how the installation of another browser might effect them.

    I'd be grateful for any pointers in trying to understand how this all hangs together...

    Thanks

    David

    Friday, November 22, 2013 11:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    We believe that this was actually down to a corrupt/incomplete install of the 'Citrix Receiver' and that the offending .aspx page was actually trying to call this.  Strange that it didn't give the open/save as message for a .ica file, but having the Citrix Receiver correctly installed seemed to do the job

    Thanks for the responses

    David


    Friday, November 29, 2013 3:13 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    the other browsers hijack the opener program for HTML documents.

    document.mimeType

    usually returns HTML Document

    Baidu browser hijacks it to

    BiaduBrowser HTML Document

    some IE addons may attempt the same thing....

    To correct the issue

    Internet Options>Programs tab, click "Make Default"

    to prevent the issue... install the standalone versions of gecko or webkit browsers on your networks... they do not check nor attempt to change registry settings.

    see Comodo.com for the IceDragon and Dragon browser alternatives.

    there is currently a ticket at the IE feedback portal about this.


    Rob^_^

    Friday, November 22, 2013 11:40 PM
  • Hi

    We believe that this was actually down to a corrupt/incomplete install of the 'Citrix Receiver' and that the offending .aspx page was actually trying to call this.  Strange that it didn't give the open/save as message for a .ica file, but having the Citrix Receiver correctly installed seemed to do the job

    Thanks for the responses

    David


    Friday, November 29, 2013 3:13 PM