Af:fileDownloadActionListener Does Not Work In Some IE8 Browsers - Popup Error 'Page ..from from <HOST> cannot be downloaded..'

(Doc ID 1922552.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.8.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The af:fileDownloadActionListener function is used in a custom taskflow deployed to WebCenter Portal.
On most browsers, this works fine and files can be downloaded.
However, on some Internet Explorer 8 browsers, the functionality is not working as expected.
The selected file fails to download and an error message is displayed which seems to indicate that an attempt is made to download the whole page instead. e.g.
"Pagexx.jspx from <host name> cannot be downloaded
The page could not be opened. It is either not available or could not be found. Please try again later."

Cause

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