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  • This isn't a WPF-related question per se, but this happens to me sometimes when attempting to download WPF-related materials, so:

    About half of the time when I attempt to download something, I get the file I want - great. The other (approximate) half of the time, all I get is a very small file named "login(1).srf" - what the deuce? Is there something I can do to prevent this revoltin' development?


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    • Moved by Reed Copsey, JrMVP Monday, June 13, 2011 7:28 PM Is related to forum/MSDN issues (From:Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF))
    Monday, June 13, 2011 7:08 PM

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  • This is a byproduct of the MSDN.  It occasionally makes you login (which is what login.srf is), so when you click on an MSDN link, it'll sometimes route through the login script before you get to the "real" content.

     

    If you download the link, you can get the source for the login page, which is login.srf  ;)

     

     


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    Monday, June 13, 2011 7:28 PM
  • 3) I navigate to that location on my hard drive, and voila! - all that's there is a measly login.srf file, which contains content like:

    <html><head><meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0; URL=http://www.microsoft.com/web/handlers/webpi.ashx/getinstaller/webmatrix.appids"><script type="text/javascript">function OnBack(){}</script></head></html>

    If I copy and paste the link (http://www.microsoft.com/web/handlers/webpi.ashx/getinstaller/webmatrix.appids) into my browser, the same thing happens again.


    Using which browser?  Looks like a browser issue rather than a forum issue.  E.g. this implmentation is clearly based on allowing HTTP Refresh which you might have disabled and is probably based on Cookies too which you might be controlling too strictly to use this site the way it was designed.

     

    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:03 PM

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