Why doesn't Internet Explorer 6 run a Movable Type CGI script?
Posted on 2004-04-05
I'm trying to install Movable Type (a popular open-source web log application) on my web hosting provider's server. I uploaded the latest version, set permissions of .cgi files to 755 (as instructed in the Movable Type documentation), and made sure to upload .cgi files in ASCII mode. I also checked with my web hosting provider to make sure all required Perl modules are installed (they are).
The Movable Type documentation instructs me to open a CGI file in a browser (called mt-check.cgi) that is supposed to run a check to ensure all required Perl modules are installed.
Every time I try to open/run this CGI script in IE6, the "File Download" box pops up asking if I want to open or save the file. If I choose "Open," it just opens the CGI source code in Notepad.
I called tech support for my hosting provider---they opened the same URL (pointing to the CGI script) and it worked perfectly for them. (I neglected to ask them what browser they were using...)
Why won't IE6 run this script? I've poked around in Security settings and can't seem to find anything to get around this. I'd be grateful for any assistance!