[plt-scheme] XP Home Binary File Upload

From: Joe Marshall (jrm at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 22 15:14:38 EDT 2005

Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> writes:

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> On Aug 22, Andrey Skylar wrote:
>> [...]
>> One of our tests was to upload a file from Linux and then download
>> it on XP Home.  If we downloaded the file and just clicked open
>> (rather than save to disk) the file opened fine.  On the other hand,
>> if we saved the file to disk and then tried to open it with Scheme,
>> we got the errors above.
>> [...]
> This sounds strange.  These files do not depend on the OS, so there
> shouldn't be a problem -- and if you have different behaviors between
> XP Pro and Home, then something is probably wrong in the OS somewhere.
> Can you send me a file in its damaged form and undamaged form so I can
> look inside?  (Use some format that will not change bits again, like a
> zip file.)

Could it be something to do with the current `code page'?  Maybe XP
home is trying to translate the file to a non-unicode format?

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