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Force Document Download

How do I "Force" a document to download?  I have a href tag, but because .doc is registered in the browser, it displays in the explorer window.  I want it to prompt for a "save file as..." (like you where downloading a zip).
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hadermann
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hadermann
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rupertsCommented:
You can not do this unless you ask the user to remove the assocition between .doc and the browser (not likely). You could on the other hand make the document a self-extracting zip, this way the user would either have to save it to disk or run it straight off forcing the user to select a location to expand the zip file to. (This would also make a much smaller file, and therefore happier users)!
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