Why do pdf files from some web sites download as aspx files, which I can't open from Firefox but I can in Internet Explorer?
I have tried downloading files which are supposed to be pdf but they download as aspx files. This doesn't happen if I use Internet Explorer and other pdfs from the same web site download without a problem.
To make a long story short, the server can send a preferred file name but isn't always programmed to do so. IE sniffs the beginning of the file and may override what is sent by the server; Firefox does not.
You can manually change the file extension when you save it (if you have Firefox set to ask you where to save) or you can rename it after it is saved.
Thank you, jscher2000. That works, now that I've changed my Firefox setting to ask where to save. It really bugs me when I can't solve a problem so I appreciate your help with this one.