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Easily download sitx files in Safari
Authored by: Spartacus on Aug 08, '05 11:27:07AM

The problem lies not with Safari but with badly configured web servers that associate a text MIME Type with sitx files. If the server is correctly configured, sitx files download alright in Safari. If not, Safari believes the web server when it says the file is plain text, so it displays it.

Of course, the workarounds described her are quicker than informing the webmaster and waiting until the problem is fixed server-side ;-)



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This is correct
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Aug 08, '05 12:03:58PM

Maybe these server admins just don't know what this proprietary sit/sitx format is.

Time to repack sit/sitx as tar.gz and dmg files and put StuffIt in the coffin with OS9 and Norton for Mac.



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This is correct
Authored by: Spartacus on Oct 14, '05 02:27:55AM

I couldn't agree more.

One of my biggest pet peeves is a 20 MB uncompressed disk image containing a 3 MB application and the disk image is then compressed with StuffIt (or zip, or gz, FWIW, but StuffIt is the slowest of the lot). Compressed disk images a so much more convenient.



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