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    Can open, but not download, file (IE and Firefox)

    For several months, I've been witnessing a strange problem at a particular web site.

    There is some file size past which I have not been able to down load a file, either as a PDF or as a ZIP file.
    I can download much larger files from other web sites.

    Same problem with IE 6 and Firefox 1.0.3, however, firefox just hangs, then times out without any message, IE gives a message stating that the connection to the server was lost.reset(I forget which).

    Tonight, not knowing when to quit, instead of downloading, I told Firfox to open th PDF file. Voila, the fil was opened and I was then able to save on myb system.

    Any ideas what causes this?

    P.S. It's a private web site, requiring a password, so I cannot point you to the site.

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    Re: Can open, but not download, file (IE and Firef

    Howard,
    Can't help you with the why or wherefore of the time-out, but I just open most PDF's in a new tab, "Save a Copy", and move on. I use Firefox 1.0.3.

    (In other words, your experience is not unique.)

    Errol

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    Re: Can open, but not download, file (IE and Firef

    Opening the PDF is not a satisfactory solution.

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    Re: Can open, but not download, file (IE and Firef

    It takes about the same amount of download time to open as it does to DL and save.
    Explain way OPEN is not a OPTION?
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    Re: Can open, but not download, file (IE and Firef

    download does not interfere with other things and does not cause screen resources to be used,

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