Safari, Dropbox, and XML

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  1. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to download an XML file I uploaded to Dropbox. It is an iTunes podcast file, and every time I try to download it from the web interface in Safari, it brings up the message about no RSS reader being installed on the computer.

    I don't want an RSS reader. I just want to get the text from this file. It keeps redirecting it to feed:. How can I just download the file and not open it up as a feed? When I right click, it has the Dropbox right click options instead of the Mac OS X right click menu, so I can't use Download Linked File As...
     
  2. ConCat macrumors 6502a

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    It's working fine for me... What file extension does the XML file use?
     
  3. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    .xml

    Update: Never mind, I just took the file extension out, downloaded it, and I got a .txt file. I was able to download it now.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It sounds like you have this check marked in Safari prefs. When this is checked it will try to open a DL file like that with the app associated with the file extension.

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  5. djtech42 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't have that checked, especially because of the amount of malware that can come from that option. It just opens it as a feed automatically, no matter if it is a download or not. Seems like the only option is changing the extension before downloading and then changing it back.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Ah... gotcha. Seems like it thinks it is web content or something and the browser wants to open it.
     

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