MS Word Documents
From: GRT (no_at_spam.com)
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 00:33:47 -0400
Setup: ASP.Net, IIS6, basic setup on Windows 2003 Server:
-I have a directory in my web application that contains MS Word documents
-User opens one of the .doc in the browser it opens fine
-User leaves the page (back button or close window) and there is a Windows
-User just hits Cancel the dialog goes away and all is well.
I can not see how to get that dialog from appearing???
What I have have tried
-I have two apps - one with the generic web.config app and an app with forms
authentication. Both show same problem.
-This does not happen with other file types in that dir (.txt, etc.) -- only
.doc that I have tried.
-I ran a sniffer and I notice that I get the dialog because when the user
leaves the page a POST to author.dll is sent by my browser (how that could
happen is the mystery!):
POST /myserver/_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.dll HTTP/1.1, NTLMSSP_AUTH
(application/x-www-form-urlencoded)Hypertext Transfer Protocol
POST /fusioniraq/_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.dll HTTP/1.1\r\n
Request Method: POST
Request URI: /fusioniraq/_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.dll
Request Version: HTTP/1.1
Thanks for any help
p.s. worst case I will just convert my .doc to .pdf and problem solved --
but I'd really like to understand why this happens.