http://www.morningstar.es/Default.aspx asks for a file operation (open with xxx app or safe), http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.aspx, however opens without a hitch (as in this thread).

Any suggestions? I don't have silverlight installed.

  • I think that site is mis-configured. If you search for it on Google, you can view a cached copy. Curiously, the cached copy still wants to load something called 'RegistrationPopup.aspx.' If you are really determined to continue, see this Stackoverflow question on converting .aspx files to PDFs: stackoverflow.com/questions/1220423/… – Tom Brossman Feb 1 '12 at 21:34

Just viewed those sites in Firefox 10 on Ubuntu 11.10 and they display correctly. For Silverlight you can install Moonlight, it's the Linux equivalent. A webpage ending in ASPX has to be hosted on an IIS windows server, meaning you won't be able to save an ASPX page to file and do right-click>open with Firefox. That being said, I tried browsing those sites and following a few links, everything seemed to be fine. Make sure you run the latest software, I've found that a lot of bugs in Firefox 9 have been cleared out by using Firefox 10.

  • +1 good to know. I've never seen that dialogue from a site before. – Tom Brossman Feb 1 '12 at 23:14
  • One possibility is that a site was browser-sniffing and didn't recognize the user agent string. That problem should not occur with Fx 10 (from Ubuntu) but existed with Fx 8 and 9. The relevant bug is here. – user25656 Feb 2 '12 at 10:43
  • No problem with Fx10. – GUI Junkie Feb 4 '12 at 9:51

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