Friday, 25 July 2008

Rendering POX for SSDS in Internet Explorer

With the release of Sprint 3 bits, you might have noticed that you are prompted to download now when you hit the service directly from IE.  Because the content type changed from 'application/xml' to 'application/x-ssds+xml', IE just doesn't know how to render the resulting response.

This is simple to fix.  Copy the following to a .reg file and merge into your registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-ssds+xml]
"CLSID"="{48123BC4-99D9-11D1-A6B3-00C04FD91555}"
"Extension"=".xml"
"Encoding"=hex:08,00,00,00

Now, you should be back to the behavior you are used to.