Internet Explorer (version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519IC – I swear I am not making that up!) reports “Problems with this Web page might prevent it from being displayed properly or functioning properly. In the future, you can display this message by double-clicking the warning icon displayed in the status bar.” The same page loads fine without error in FireFox 1.06, Mozilla 1.7.1, Opera 8.01 and Safari 2.0 (412.2). The page validates correctly using the W3C HTML validator as Transitional HTML 4.01. On Laura’s machine, IE says there’s an error on line 2, without further information. It seems suspicious that IE is the only one to detect an “error.” Can anyone spot the error on this page? (Besides grammar, syntax and content, wise guys 🙂
UPDATE: Found it. Of course, it was a trick question. There was nothing wrong with the HTML. And it was nothing I changed that caused the problem to appear, despite the proximity of changes to the error being found.
And would generate a response that looked like this:
<!-- Profile not found or undisplayable -->
All of the other browsers (FireFox, Safari, Opera 6 and 8, Camino, Mozilla 1.7.1 and 1.7.11) would gracefully ignore the comment and work fine.