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Re: Visio Question

From: Rainer Müller <mueller_rainer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-05-27 20:35:04 CEST

Norton, Bryan wrote:
> I'm having a problem accessing Visio files stored in Subversion. I
> access the file via Tortoise, the subversion server asks me to
> authenticate, which I do, then it asks whether I want to save or open
> the file. If I save the file, everthing is fine, but if I open the
> file, I get a "page cannot be displayed" error. I confirmed that VSD
> files are supposed to open in Visio, so they aren't programmed to open
> within the browser. Is there any way to fix it so that when I open a
> VSD file, it opens directly in Visio and bypasses the browser all
> together? By the way, I confirme that IE was properly configured by
> creating a test html file linking to a VSD file. When I clicked the
> link, Visio opened the file with no problems. It's only when I try to
> open a file in IE that resides on the Subversion server that I run into
> problems.

FYI: He asked the same question on the Subversion user list and he got
an answer which might be useful for others, too.

François Beausoleil wrote:
> I guess your problem is the mime-type. By default, Subversion will
> store binary files with a mime-type of "application/octet-stream".
> If you change the mime-type (svn:mime-type) property and set it to
> Visio's mime type ("application/visio" ?), things should work fine.
>
> Hope that helps, François

Hope that helps, too, Rainer

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