I know this subject has been nearly beaten to death, but at this stage, none
of the posts in this group actually work - that's why I need relevent
answers to this only please... don't repeat a previous post that doesn't
work; it doesn't really help, and you probably won't get your mvp ;) (BTW,
this is not belittling anyone, it's just a fact of life that security
patches and software updates have been released which prevent the more
classic code from working).
The people who posted in Luhar's thread (25.Jan.2002) almost had the answer,
but basically, the code does not produce any working results. I believe
this may be to do with Microsoft's security patch related to a * problem
with content disposition.
I can get a client browser to popup a download box on **filetypes mapped on
the client system**, but my visitors will be coming from all over the place,
so I can't be supporting everyone who cannot map the files at their end.
What I want to achieve is this :
* have a file download pool EXternal to the website
* have a little aspx file which is capable of picking up a local file from
my EXternal download pool and telling a client browser to download it
What I have already proven NOT to work :
* content disposition (killed by the MS security patch)
* all forms of file streaming (I think this is related to content
disposition - you cannot workaround the block on malicious behaviour)
Please do not repost any examples on this subject from this group because
none of them work reliably.
If I cannot get this to work reliably on all client machines, then can
someone please give me an idea on how they provide file download
capabilities with CGI/perl etc (I'm guessing it's streaming or something),
or anything at all that *works*.