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File name in save as dialog box

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Iam trying to download the file from the server with file name having special characters. When iam clicking the link of the file, the file name in the save dialog box is displaying in url encoded values for special characters when iam trying in IE 6, but i dont have any problem of this when iam using IE 7.

Why is it behaving differently in IE 6 and IE 7.
Jan 29 '08 #1
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harshmaul
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IE7 is more forgiving about mistake made. You shouldn't be using special characters in filenames on the web.

You can just remove the special charachters or use IE7. it really depends though. you could encode the filename manually (eg. replace all "SPACES" with %20's and so on)
Jan 29 '08 #2

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IE7 is more forgiving about mistake made. You shouldn't be using special characters in filenames on the web.

You can just remove the special charachters or use IE7. it really depends though. you could encode the filename manually (eg. replace all "SPACES" with %20's and so on)

Thanks for info.

But in my case I have to handle the special characters. For this reason Iam sending the file name from the server to the web in url encoded values for web. And when iam clicking the file name the server will receive the path of the file from the web and there Iam reverting back into ascii values.

It is working fine in IE 7, but had a problem when using in IE 6.

Is there any limitation in IE 6 with respect to url encoded values
Jan 29 '08 #3

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