I believe this problem does have to do with Apache, please read on.....
I want my web application to contain links that automatically open files in their host applications. ex (.xls .doc. .ds). I have no problem with the .xls and .doc files. The .ds file extension however... I had to tell mozilla what it should be opened with. Now, with a local html file I can open the .ds files through a link (the host application automatically loads when I click the link). However, if I try this from a .php file through the localhost/ or even from my own webspace, the .ds files try to open up inside the browser instead of starting the host application. result: a whole bunch of garbage.
Is there any way to get around this issue?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!