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IE 8 on Windows 7 is failing to download a JS file, IE 9, Firefox and Chrome are unaffected.

It can be replicated on several PCs using IE 8. I have checked permissions on the IIS hosting the site.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


Its one particular file *.js

Ive loaded it onto another server and its OK, so i ruled out any syntax issues with the file and ruled out IE 8 as its loading OK.

I believe its more to do with the IIS configuration.

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How is it "failing" to do so? –  slhck Oct 6 '11 at 9:27
    
The download dialog box opens and error box infront stating, "Unable to download "filesname.js" from "server" It seems as if the file does not exist. –  steven Oct 6 '11 at 10:08

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Is it happening with a particular file? That is, is it loading other JS files ok? I had a similar problem, turned out to be a syntax error in the javascript which was causing IE to silently ignore the file.

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So other js files are being served up ok from the server? –  Darren Oct 6 '11 at 10:09
    
Other js files are also failing in IE 8, but not in Chrome or Firefox. It does IIS related as opposed to browser. –  steven Oct 6 '11 at 10:57
    
Was the other server in the same domain as problem server? If not, was either of them local, i.e. compared to the clients? –  Darren Oct 6 '11 at 11:24
    
The others servers are in the same domain hosted by Amazon, just different host names, same version of IIS running. –  user100412 Oct 6 '11 at 13:05
    
Have you checked the logs to see if the request is getting to IIS? What is the IIS version, e.g. are they running urlscan? –  Darren Oct 6 '11 at 14:11

The issue has been resolved, we removed the pragma value: no-cache in the http headers section of IIS

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