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Re: UPDATE: Re: REFRESH: EUDORA MAIL 5.1.1
From: full-disclosure () lists netsys com (Jeff Kell)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 12:43:42 -0400

"http-equiv () excite com" wrote:
 
Just tested something here. Typically IE can or will open files
depending what the contents are regardless of the extension that it
is: <html> tag in a gif or some other file type should or can be
rendered by IE for what the contents are, not the extension.

The Windows run function (IE viewer) ignores the extension (sort of) if
the file is in a portable OLE-type format.  For example, go in Word and
create "foo.doc".  Exit and rename "foo.doc" to "foo.fubar".  Double
click "foo.fubar" and Word opens up.  Same for Excel and other things.

If the extension is known, it appears to try and use it.  If not, it
will look for OLE-extensions and launch what matches.

Jeff


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