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Viewing pages that are octet streams

By bfadero ·
I am having an issue viewing certain web pages in either internet explorer or firefox. With IE, it just displays gooblygook when I try to access certain pages in ebay that run cgi scripts. With firefox it comes up with a message saying that I am trying to download content that is either an application or an octet stream for the same page I am trying to access. This never use to happen before so I am wondering why all of a sudden it's happening. Is there anyway I can fix this on either browser

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by daven71 In reply to Viewing pages that are oc ...

If this is just on certain pages in eBay authored in CGI then its a coding problem. Don't think anything is wrong with your side. Usually this means the server is trying to deliver a file type that has been denied the application/content type in the programming. Web servers use the application/octet-stream content type for any unknown content type. If this is a downloadable file try saving it by right-clicking and save as to your hard drive. Then try to open the file. I know Netscape email a while back had this problem with these MIME types and that was the work around. Of course, make sure you don't have any spam filtering software that blocks unknown file types enabled (risky though if you are not sure what your trying to get is safe or not)

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