IE9 corrupts .pl file when saving

Derek Moss dmgi at
Mon May 7 14:02:09 EDT 2012

> From: dinkypumpkin <dinkypumpkin at>

> On 27/04/2012 16:29, Derek Moss wrote:
>> Using IE9 to save as text the file at
>> results in it getting corrupted with the following added at the
>> beginning (and corresponding stuff at the end).
>> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>> <META content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type"></HEAD>
>> <BODY><PRE>
> I think you just neglected to select "Text File" for "Save as type" in
> the Save dialog.  For anyone reading this who may not realise:  The
> get_iplayer and get_iplayer.cgi scripts are plain text files.  For
> whatever reason, IE won't believe the Content-Type header that specifies
> a text/plain MIME type for the response containing the get_iplayer
> script.  Given that the get_iplayer.cgi works OK, it might just be the
> case that IE is too stupid to work without a file extension.  Whatever
> the case, I'll add a relevant note to the instructions.

I definitely saved both files as Text File. I just tried it again and
it worked OK though, so maybe it was just a glitch.

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