Can't open Intkey datasets with Firefox

Eric Zurcher Eric.Zurcher at CSIRO.AU
Thu Aug 20 01:37:10 CEST 2009

> I can't open my IntKey files 
> ( with Firefox but 
> have no problem with Internet Explorer. Is there a way around this?

Hi Michael,

If I understand the problem correctly, there is any easy fix for it. 
Your system manager needs to configure your web server so that the *.ink 
files are served up with a Content-type (formerly known as MIME type) of 
"application/x-intkey". Currently they are being served with a 
Content-type of "text/plain". Firefox is behaving correctly - it should 
only display the contents of any file with this Content-type, not 
attempt to open it with another application. This is briefly mentioned 
in section 7.2 (see point 6) of the Users Guide.

Eric Zurcher
CSIRO Plant Industry
Canberra, Australia
Eric.Zurcher at

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