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Get Un-Friendly HTTP Error Messages?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by +Bob+, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Flightless Bird

    MSIE8, Vista SP2

    I'd like to see the NON-friendly HTTP error messages. However,
    clicking off the "Show Friendly HTTP Error Messages" off has no
    effect. I tried using the Reset feature, but it did not help.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    Are you /sure/ you want to do this? I mean, they're not called
    'friendly' HTTP error messages for nothing. Here's an example of a
    non-friendly error message:

    "How about typing the URL /correctly/ next time, you putz."

    (Try re-starting the browser after you remove the check mark. In any
    case, clear TIF before you go hunting for error messages.)
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    +Bob+ wrote:
    > MSIE8, Vista SP2
    >
    > I'd like to see the NON-friendly HTTP error messages. However,
    > clicking off the "Show Friendly HTTP Error Messages" off has no
    > effect. I tried using the Reset feature, but it did not help.
    >
    > Ideas?
     
  3. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:48:55 -0400, Leonard Grey
    <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >Are you /sure/ you want to do this? I mean, they're not called
    >'friendly' HTTP error messages for nothing. Here's an example of a
    >non-friendly error message:
    >
    >"How about typing the URL /correctly/ next time, you putz."
    >
    >(Try re-starting the browser after you remove the check mark. In any
    >case, clear TIF before you go hunting for error messages.)
    >---


    Yes, I'm sure :) I do web development - the actual error code is
    much more useful to me. I'd even prefer the raw stream from the
    browser, but I can't usually get that anymore.

    I did a full reset on the browser, exited, restarted. No change.

    Anyone happen to know what regkey is supposed to be affected by this
    option change? I could check that to see if it's toggling.

    Thanks,
     
  4. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Bob,

    Show Friendly Error Messages means use a standard error message from the
    client if one is not available from the server.

    Developers turn off custom errors on their server to view the full debug
    stack.

    Regards.

    "+Bob+" <nomailplease@example.com> wrote in message
    news:cu07q59o3d2d09c5eeea6f6ge4ceqoghrs@4ax.com...
    > MSIE8, Vista SP2
    >
    > I'd like to see the NON-friendly HTTP error messages. However,
    > clicking off the "Show Friendly HTTP Error Messages" off has no
    > effect. I tried using the Reset feature, but it did not help.
    >
    > Ideas?
    >
     
  5. +Bob+

    +Bob+ Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 06:32:39 +1100, "rob^_^"
    <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Hi Bob,
    >
    >Show Friendly Error Messages means use a standard error message from the
    >client if one is not available from the server.
    >
    >Developers turn off custom errors on their server to view the full debug
    >stack.
    >
    >Regards.


    Understood - I don't want it friendlied up by the browser.

    But, it seems to be working now... so let's kill this thread.

    Thanks,
     

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