> "Creating a ZIP file is no big deal"
> You've missed the point. Creating a ZIP file is no big deal. The
> fact that every single person who visits the site must know what a ZIP
> file is, and have a tool to open it, IS a big deal.
> The "virus prevention" spin is nonsense. Are they going to block Java,
> Active Scripting, screensavers, .com files as well? Of course not.
Well, this doesn't fix the problem, but you could could simply rename
the file to another binary file type...
myfile.exe -> myfile.change_bin_to_exe_after_dl.bin
Maybe make a note on your webpage about it... Maybe with instructions on
how to rename the file before (with Save As) and after (if they don't
get a chance to name it) the download. Not as easy as a direct download,
but easier than dealing with ZIPs.
FWIW, I sent Comcast a note through their contact link about the .EXE
issue... Basically asking if the site supports cgi-bin, and if not why
the server is trying to execute .exe's . All I got back was instructions
from 'Dale' on how to setup 'MyWebPage' for the first time... Then they
knocked my web page off the air for a few hours (dunno if it was
intentional). I might try their live chat sometime soon.
Ed Wensell III - E-mail address is valid if you know the right bits to
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
- Ken Olsen, President & founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977