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Purpose:
To approach my own developed Web Application on the Web server, from the Mac client using IE 3.0

Environment:
On the web server, IIS v4.0 is running on WindowsNT 4.0 Server version. DNS entries (for translation of host name-to-IP address) are setup properly, as far as I can ascertain.
On the Mac, I am using IE3.0 with system 7.5.3 running. Also using Open Transport 1.1.
Both above computers are connected via ethernet.
To test the communication line, I have pinged the Mac from the WindowsNT and it works.

Problem:
When I approach the web application on the NT server from the Mac Client, using IE 3.0, by typing the URL address, the browser does not recognize the file as an htm
file. Instead I got a save dialogue box on the Mac, asking me to save the file. When I open the file with simple text, I see a 'special character' at the beginning of each line of the HTML file. So it is not a surprise that the WEB browser cannot interpret the file.

Note: When displaying the save dialogue box, IE 3.0 on the Mac says something to the effect that I am about to download an 'Octet-Stream' file/application.

Solution:???
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It looks like the moment you want to access a page from your Web site, IE3.0 doesnt know what to do with the page (and default behaviour is to save the file).
> Make sure the setup in the helper/MIME is correctly done (MIME:text/html, suffix .html, .htm).
> Reinstall IE3.0 from scratch
> Why do you try to access your site with Netscape.
NOTE: The fact you see a "strange" character in front of the save text is normal because the file comes from the PC world and the way text files are saved is different from the Mac (the Mac saves a CR (ASCII 13) when the PC saves a CR+LF line feed (ASCII 13+10). However this characte should be ignored by the browser and this is certainly not your problem.
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