IE5 brain damage

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at
Wed May 5 19:15:14 BST 1999

IE5 has some sort of stupid integration with my desktop (NT) such that
when I try toopen a file off my local hard drive it opens in TextPad
instead. The reason TextPad is picked is because that's what I've
registered to handle XML files. But I'd still like to be able to use IE
to open it directly. Does anyone know how to fix this so that IE does
not hand off XML files to a helper app?

It will open the XML file directly if (and only if) I follow a link to a
file on the hard drive rather than simply opening it on my hard drive.
Any suggestions?

| Elliotte Rusty Harold | elharo at | Writer/Programmer |
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