opening php files in IE6

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    opening php files in IE6

    Hello guys, I'm having problem with opening local php files on my computer in IE6. In firefox it works fine. To test it I've change extension of a simple txt file to php and IE6 won't open it. I tried to allow active content in IE options but still I'm having problems. I'm using win XP SP2.
    Do you have any advice?
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    I can't open php files in IE6 either. I allways thought that it had somthing to do with the hyper text transfer proc. that converted it, but I see now that am wrong sence it opens in FireFox.

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    disregarding the fact that modern http clients incorporate facilities to view local files (without a server) - php files are not designed per se to be opened with an http client - so why should you expect them to be able to? open them with your favorite text editor for authoring, install and run an http server (such as apache) to view them...

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    on second thought, the fact that IE6 won't even open it as a text file is pretty odd. it's possible that there is no registered shell extension (default opener) for that file type. possible, but unlikely since you probably *do* have a text editor or something registered for that file extention. even if not, it seems it should open it as a text file by default.
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    I know the Opera browser is free, is FireFox?

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    yep.



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    Sebastiani, did you try it yourself? Change extension of txt file to php and try to open it with IE and then with firefox. I really can't explain why is that...
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    actually, it works for me with IE6 (version 6.0.2800.1106) running on Windows2000 Professional. it may be the way the browser is incorporated into the XP OS?



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    I am also running win2000pro. But using version 6.0.2800.0000IC, under IE's about it also says that I'm using a "custom version".

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