Not really an answer to the question, but an extra point.
When using IE5+, I notice quite often that an external stylesheet or script file isn't imported, often with catastrophic consequences...
why is it not imported?
As for CSS, it is rarely disabled in the end-user's browser, so it will be called in most cases (except for the bots again).
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyles.css">
|When using IE5+, I notice quite often that an external stylesheet or script file isn't imported, often with |
Yes, there's a bug there and I can't pin it down. I heard others mention it, but never saw it myself until a recent rebuild of this machine.
Now, even after trying three different builds of IE6, I am still stuck with it.
It's got to be relatively rare - some combination of browser plus OS plus other software of something like that. Else we'd have heard a loud complaint long ago.
> It's got to be relatively rare
I agree. I often it see with my own browser/OS setup it on a VERY high traffic site of ours, but I haven't heard of any complaints through customer services...
However, still fairly worrying. Even if it affects only 1% of users, that can work out to be a lot of users that may hit the back button.
I'd love to hear of a solution, but I can't believe that it would involve anything other than a reinstall of user software, which is sadly beyond our control.
By the way, I'm using IE5.50 on Win 98 Second Edition ver 4.10 if we want to start a comparative list.
I'm wondering if it's anything to do with some kind of scumware? i.e. something that interacts with the browser itself.
I've tried strenuously to avoid getting scumware on my box, but while I was away a while ago I think somebody else may have inadvertently installed some...
Something like AdAware from Lavasoft will quickly tell you what is there, and offer to clear it all away for you.
Be aware that it can give false alarms. A program that I use to plot the paths of Comets through the Solar System, installed as something like C:\Program Files\Comet\comet.exe was incorrectly identified as being a component part of Comet Cursor for example.
>I think even Netscape 2.0 could do this.
Incidentally, IE supported the SCRIPT element from version 3.0Beta1, and also supported the SRC attribute from version 3.02.
|anything to do with some kind of scumware? |
Like those new RealOne message pop-ups I just started seeing, maybe? I've been looking for candidates in the most recent stuff, because I never saw the bug until the last few months. That obnoxiously invasive RealOne Player is high on my suspect list right now.