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    Pheonix downloads 404.asp instead of reading it

    I had my ISP set up a custom 404 option for me (i.e. rerouting 404 errors to a custom page) for a website that's on a virtual host.

    Internet explorer uses it with no problem, but with Pheonix (a stripped down Mozilla), directing the browser to a non-existent page downloads 404.asp instead of loading it. It will load 404.asp fine if I go directly. I've looked through the file handline options , but don't see anything. I'm wondering if Pheonix is treating the redirect to a 404.asp as if it was an astound presentation file, instead of an ASP file.
    Linux will sometimes treat ASP as media files.

    Any thoughts would be helpful. Being hosted virtually, I don't have direct access to the server settings .

    Cheers

    Cam

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    I'm using Phoenix now - can you give us a URL

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    Hi BC

    Sure

    The site is www.whitewaterontario.ca
    - incidentally, I use your fine dropdown menu :-)

    Cheers

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    It's not just Pheonix - it's all mozilla browser from netscape 3 onwards; in fact most browsers I tried did the same thing.

    IE6 and Opera 7 were okay, but that's just luck (well, it's actually non-compliant content-negotiation on the browsers' part) - because for some reason, your 404 error page is being delivered as "application/octet-stream" - so a download prompt is the correct response.

    Ring any bells with you? If not, I suggest you ask your host about it. My guess would be an error-negotiation script on the server is generating dynamic error pages based on HTTP status codes, but it's delivering them with the wrong mime-type.
    Last edited by brothercake; 03-08-2003 at 10:51 PM.

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    Hi BC

    Thanks for the response. I'll send the information on to my ISP.

    Cheers

    Cam


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