Our Rails application allows WAV file downloads. The user clicks on a
clicks a button, and the WAV file gets sent as a response, using
It looks like IE is discarding the initial WAV file and passing the
URL to Windows
Media Player. Windows Media Player then re-requests the file!!
In addition to the performance problems, this design problem causes
failures in the
case of the download being initiated from a POST, since the re-request
Media Player is only a GET, not a POST.
How do I prevent this re-request?