[wp-hackers] some URL's Firefox gives open 'application/x-httpd-php' dialogue box?

Lloyd D Budd lloydomattic at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 19:08:02 GMT 2006

On 9/30/06, Andre SC <aclements at iafrica.com> wrote:
> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/89039
> Hi
>  when trying to open some WordPress URLs Firefox has started to
> interpret it as trying to open some kind of application. This happens on
> only some machines (both PC & Mac) and not others.
> I notice that there is usually a trailing backslash involved, and the
> page opens fine if manually removing said backslash.
> Seems the phenomena is spreading so thought I'd mention it here, hope
> it's not too off topic.
> Regards
> Andre SC

Hi Andre,

This topic was recently discussed on this mailing list in a thread
titled "Firefox vs. WP"

"I've seen it happen on perfectly configured when the server is  under
a lot of load. I have no idea what causes it, if you open up the
downloaded file it's usually blank. I've seen it happen on non-WP code
 so I don't think it's something inside of WordPress."

This seems to agree with my own experience and others on the list.

Seeing the condition clear when removing the backslash may be a red
herring if the issue is timing / load related.

You write that "this happens on only some machines (both PC & Mac) and
not others". Is it reproducible always on those computers? How often
does it occur on those computers? Is it only on particular sites?

Being also involved in Flock and Firefox development I am interesting
if the "phenomena is spreading". What makes you suggest this?

Has anyone seen it in IE, even if not, IE could be working around a
server side problem... maybe as simply as re-requesting a page. Who
can say without the source.

Thank you,

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