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  • hi,
    something is wrong,
    when I surf my site, every now and then, some internal links (to posts and pages) prompt me the Firefox download window, saying


    and it downloads small 2KB files with names like: <b>c30xvipt</b> or <b>a37surgs</b>

    The files look like this:

    ‹ HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:28:20 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.0.54
    X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.8
    Expires: Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
    Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
    Pragma: no-cache
    Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:28:20 GMT
    Vary: Accept-Encoding
    Content-Encoding: gzip
    Content-Length: 1460
    Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=97
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

    ‹ ½XmoÛ6þûW
    [ and a long long long list of characters like this]

    please help,
    It is really werid and annoying.

    I use wp2.5 and the YAK (yet another kart) plugin.


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  • I’m no server expert, but that sure looks a normal response from a web server for a document (code 200 OK means a normal response). Application/octet-stream I think can be used to send any kind of data, but the content-type tells us it is HTML, ie a web page. However, when I have seen these before, you could sort of read the HTML that followed, and clearly that’s not the case here. So, it might be that your browser can’t render what was sent, and is defaulting to save file. Have you run your text through some sort of editor that put in a lot of special characters that you pasted in to your write post window? Only thing I can think of, hopefully a server expert will come along shortly and tell us what is up.

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