Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..
The tip to check twocows was good - they are using the same system..
In fact I found it does work if I use somthing like this:.
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="3; URL=../file.exe">.
But this does not work:.
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="3; URL=http://www.test.com/f1man.exe">.
This means it only works if I do use a relative path, which is a problem for me as the file to download sits on a different webspace ... so a relative path would not work for me..
Any idea how I can use an absolut path?.
Thanks again - Morlock..
More than likely it is serverside code. I know in php we can use.
And it starts the downlod. as giz was saying you have to click on the file then it opens a new window and that above code is in it. but most of the time the file is located in a db of some kind...
Strange it works with a URL or even when I give it the link to the file - as long as the file is adressed by a relative path..
As soon as I give it a absolute path it doesnt work..
Any idea why?.
PS: Found a relocator Java Script, funny enough this shows the same problem, relative path works, absolute path does not work .....
Place script in body of page.
<b>You will be redirected to the script in<br>.
<form><input type="text" size="3" name="redirect2">.
/*Copyright 2000 Stephen Shellard (c)*/.
//change below target URL to your own.
//change the second to start counting down from.
Problem solved - thanks -.
Just as a little note, file:// indicates to a file on your computer, not the web...