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how to force a browser(Firefox, Chrome or IE) to show download dialogue rather then showing the file

Every time I click on the links like http://lx.iriss.org.uk/data/harvest/nodes.xml, the browser opens the xml file but how can I force a browser(IE, firefox or chrome) to show me the download and save dialogue
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mmalik15
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Julian HansenCommented:
Here is how to do it for IE (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260519) not sure if that works for firefox / chrome

For the others you can also read this (http://css-tricks.com/snippets/htaccess/force-files-to-download-not-open-in-browser/)
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
right click on the link and select save as.
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Mike_CarrollCommented:
In Chrome and Firefox,  it's right-click on the item and select 'Save link as'
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mmalik15Author Commented:
The problem is that I get the full link like http://lx.iriss.org.uk/data/harvest/nodes.xml and can't see a page where this link is lying to right click on the link and click save as.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Then you need a download manager like "down them all" and insert the link and tell it to download it..
nodes.xml
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biedCommented:
click on the link ,then "save as"
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