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IE6 vs Firefox

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Charlie, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Flightless Bird

    I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
    XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries to
    catch up on this new HD.

    Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
    Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
    I have been using FF.

    The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the site
    (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that page
    fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link below.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=lemon+curd+tart&fnSearchType=site

    If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and the
    link above is the same for either browser.

    Suggestions please.

    Charlie
     
  2. MartinWann

    MartinWann Flightless Bird

    Hi all!

    Want to conveniently control beta testing process - communication with
    testers. I want something that can be simply integrated with my
    software.

    Possibly somebody by now had some practice utilizing services
    available. Would truly appreciate your opinion.

    Thanks!


    --
    MartinWann
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
     
  3. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    My opinion is you hijacked someone else's non-related thread.

    "MartinWann" <MartinWann.488pw2@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
    message news:MartinWann.488pw2@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    :
    : Hi all!
    :
    : Want to conveniently control beta testing process - communication with
    : testers. I want something that can be simply integrated with my
    : software.
    :
    : Possibly somebody by now had some practice utilizing services
    : available. Would truly appreciate your opinion.
    :
    : Thanks!
    :
    :
    : --
    : MartinWann
    : Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    :
     
  4. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    news:uPqpf0eyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
    > XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries to
    > catch up on this new HD.
    >
    > Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
    > Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
    > I have been using FF.
    >
    > The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the site
    > (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that page
    > fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link below.
    >
    > http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=lemon+curd+tart&fnSearchType=site
    >
    > If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and the
    > link above is the same for either browser.
    >


    > Suggestions please.



    Symptoms please. FWIW I get a Javascript error there (IE8 on W7);
    otherwise that page seems functional. Also tested with User-Agent
    equivalent to IE6 on XPsp2. Same warning.

    The site uses Adobe Flash for presenting ads. If it was broken you could
    have strange symptoms due to that.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Flightless Bird

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23Z8hsWjyKHA.5332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    > news:uPqpf0eyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
    >> XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries to
    >> catch up on this new HD.
    >>
    >> Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
    >> Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
    >> I have been using FF.
    >>
    >> The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the
    >> site (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that
    >> page fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link
    >> below.
    >>
    >> http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=lemon+curd+tart&fnSearchType=site
    >>
    >> If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and
    >> the link above is the same for either browser.
    >>

    >
    >> Suggestions please.

    >
    >
    > Symptoms please. FWIW I get a Javascript error there (IE8 on W7);
    > otherwise that page seems functional. Also tested with User-Agent
    > equivalent to IE6 on XPsp2. Same warning.
    >
    > The site uses Adobe Flash for presenting ads. If it was broken you
    > could have strange symptoms due to that.
    >
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Robert Aldwinckle
    > ---

    As part of restoring the HD Adobe flash, shockwave and reader were all newly
    downloaded and installed.
     
  6. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    news:-OkOdcKoyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23Z8hsWjyKHA.5332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    >> news:uPqpf0eyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
    >>> XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries
    >>> to catch up on this new HD.
    >>>
    >>> Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
    >>> Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
    >>> I have been using FF.
    >>>
    >>> The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the
    >>> site (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that
    >>> page fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link
    >>> below.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=lemon+curd+tart&fnSearchType=site
    >>>
    >>> If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and
    >>> the link above is the same for either browser.
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Suggestions please.

    >>
    >>
    >> Symptoms please. FWIW I get a Javascript error there (IE8 on W7);
    >> otherwise that page seems functional. Also tested with User-Agent
    >> equivalent to IE6 on XPsp2. Same warning.
    >>
    >> The site uses Adobe Flash for presenting ads. If it was broken you
    >> could have strange symptoms due to that.
    >>
    >>
    >> HTH
    >>
    >> Robert Aldwinckle
    >> ---

    > As part of restoring the HD Adobe flash, shockwave and reader were all
    > newly downloaded and installed.



    Then, since you probably don't need Flash to use the site, try disabling it.
    Also, you could disable all BHO (at least as a test) by unchecking
    Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)
    (Options, Advanced tab, Browsing section)

    (There's a suggestion I haven't had to type in a long time. <w>)

    Doing the latter might help avoid the effects of some (but definitely not
    all) spyware she has probably allowed on her unprotected system.


    Good luck

    Robert
    ---
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Flightless Bird

    Re: IE6 vs Firefox---- finished

    "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23szgrepyKHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OkOdcKoyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Robert Aldwinckle" <robald@techemail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23Z8hsWjyKHA.5332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Charlie" <left@thestation.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uPqpf0eyKHA.5036@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> I've just been recovering from a bad HD.
    >>>> XP Pro with SP2 and all the downloads offered by Microsoft as it tries
    >>>> to catch up on this new HD.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's an anomaly I can't get around.
    >>>> Spouse prefers IE6 (that came with the recovery disc)
    >>>> I have been using FF.
    >>>>
    >>>> The problem: she goes to a site to get a recipe. The main page of the
    >>>> site (Foodnetwork) opens with no problem but a search from within that
    >>>> page fails with the message that the site cannot be opened and the link
    >>>> below.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.foodnetwork.com/search/delegate.do?fnSearchString=lemon+curd+tart&fnSearchType=site
    >>>>
    >>>> If I try to access the same site, with FF it opens with no problem and
    >>>> the link above is the same for either browser.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>> Suggestions please.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Symptoms please. FWIW I get a Javascript error there (IE8 on W7);
    >>> otherwise that page seems functional. Also tested with User-Agent
    >>> equivalent to IE6 on XPsp2. Same warning.
    >>>
    >>> The site uses Adobe Flash for presenting ads. If it was broken you
    >>> could have strange symptoms due to that.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> HTH
    >>>
    >>> Robert Aldwinckle
    >>> ---

    >> As part of restoring the HD Adobe flash, shockwave and reader were all
    >> newly downloaded and installed.

    >
    >
    > Then, since you probably don't need Flash to use the site, try disabling
    > it. Also, you could disable all BHO (at least as a test) by unchecking
    > Enable third-party browser extensions (requires restart)
    > (Options, Advanced tab, Browsing section)
    >
    > (There's a suggestion I haven't had to type in a long time. <w>)
    >
    > Doing the latter might help avoid the effects of some (but definitely not
    > all) spyware she has probably allowed on her unprotected system.
    >
    >
    > Good luck
    >
    > Robert
    > ---

    Couple of things.
    We are talking about a single PC with multiple accounts on XP.
    It is not infected according to AVG9, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware.
    Only AVG runs on a sked. the others are manually and on demand only.
    During the back and forth here MS finally offered up SP3 which has been
    installed with no effect on the problem.
    Finally I installed IE8.
    Bingo! All is well.

    Thanks for the leads

    Charlie
     
  8. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:MartinWann.488pw2@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com,
    MartinWann <MartinWann.488pw2@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com>
    typed:
    > Hi all!
    >
    > Want to conveniently control beta testing process -
    > communication with testers. I want something that can be
    > simply integrated with my software.
    >
    > Possibly somebody by now had some practice utilizing
    > services available. Would truly appreciate your opinion.
    >
    > Thanks!


    Do not hijack threads: It's likely no one will respond to you
    because of the hijack. Start your own new thread/post.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     

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