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Firefox opens certain pages as local temp files

Firefox views local temp file instead of browing certain urls

1:40 am on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Depending on how this works out, this could belong here, or security, servers, or who know... but I'll start with this

Using firefox 3.0.4 if I browse to
mysites path index.html

it displays, but in a new window with the address changed to a local path


go back and do it again and same thing but path is


The first time this happened I got the popup "you have chosen to open filename.html which is a firefox document" and I chose firefox to open it and checked the box for it to default to open it. But it opens it as a file from the temp folder.

I've checked it on another computer. Same thing. I've discovered a few different pages on different domains that do this. All on the same server. Uploading test pages with the same name does not change the behavior. I can however upload different named files in those folders and display them with no effect.

I'm not sure, but I think these may be pages that at one time were defaced in a hack. I don't see anything in .htacess

No problem in explorer. I'm hoping someone would know why firefox would do this and help me pin down what is going on.

Just wondering where I should poke around next?