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I have a file that can't be downloaded, it throws a 404 error, even though the permissions are correct and the file exists. Seems to be an issue with '.pl' in the name.

http://sevenupdate.com/apps/MPCHCx64/mpcresources.pl.dll - does not work

http://sevenupdate.com/apps/MPCHCx64/mpcresources.nl.dll - works fine

Anybody have an idea why .pl won't work?

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Anybody have an idea why .pl won't work?

QFR for those that don't know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_404

Because .PL is the default extension for a Perl Script, and the browser is attempting to handle the document as a perl script and not a file. From what you discovered, it appears obvious that there is a bug in the URL parsing/handling algorithm either in the web browser or even more likely something wrong with your web server software in how it processes URLs.

Hope this helps. Sounds like the fix is going to be to use some other naming scheme for that file.

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