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get "file download security warning" as a result of dynamically added script tag

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I create dynamically a script tag in the DOM, set it's type to text/javascript and its source to the url of my server.
The server replies with valid javascript and contentType 'application/x-javascript'
On some of my clients machines running IE6 occasionally this reply is causing a download box to popup.
Any pointers would be appreciated.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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http://annevankesteren.nl/2005/02/javascript-mime-type

seems to tell us it is not understood by IE

Is the filename ending in .js too?
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Yes. That was the first thing that we changed - made sure that the request had a file.js part in it. We are now in the process of deploying a fix that will use 'text/javascript' as a content type.
Maybe it will be helpful: all instances of this problem happen on the corporate network computers.
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