Re: downloading web braille books

  • From: Dean Martineau <dean92@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:10:34 -0700

Jill, I can't tell you how I knew to do that; I've learned from a variety 
of mistakes, other posts on mailing lists, and snippets of instruction over 
the years.

Actually, your question points to a perplexity: On my system, when I hit 
enter on a link for a .brf file on web braille, the file is downloaded, and 
it retains the .brf extension.  I use XP pro and Internet Explorer 6.  I 
don't know why your system should work differently.  I suspect there is a 
registry setting affecting this, but don't know what it is or how I 
modified it.

You say that you accepted the download as .brf but it came out as text.  In 
fact, the file you downloaded is a braille file.  It is possible that the 
file name ended up somehow with a .txt extension; I don't know.  To ensure 
that you get the right file name, try putting quotes around it.  Maybe 
others will chime in here with explanations as to why on one system hitting 
enter on a .brf link downloads the file while on another it opens it in the 


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