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my website (with SSI) doesnt show in firefox!

     
8:42 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I designed a website which worked in IE and firefox on my own PC..and I think (like 99% sure) that it worked on the actual hosting account (meaning "On the web"), too.

However, today I changed it to .sthml files, because I started using SSI for navigation, etc.. In Internet Explorer everything works just fine, but in firefox I only see a blank page when I type in the URL! :-(

thanks for any help!

11:38 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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have you check for proper HTTP Response headers?
does the content validate properly?
12:00 am on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What about when you view the Page Source? Is all the content there?
5:05 pm on Oct 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No, there's absolutely no source code (just checked it)!..the content does validate, though (if it was there).

What do you mean by proper HTTP Response headers? I'm kind of new to all of this web development stuff..I just did a search for it, but what I found was rather confusing ;(

thx for the help!

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Do be sure to completely-flush your browser cache before you test any new code, scripts, or includes on your site. Unless your SSI specifically treats different browsers differently, there is no reason that you should see any difference between browsers as long as the SSI-produced HTML markup is valid.

Your best bet in this case is to simplify -- divide and conquer. Replace the SSI page with a static page taken from view-page-source in IE and see if that works. Then add the simplest SSI directive back into that static page. If it still works, add one more line (or functional code block) of SSI at a time, and see when/why the page breaks. And remember to completely flush your browser cache each time you make a change, or just disable it until you're done testing (but don't forget to re-enable it when done!)

Jim

8:05 am on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I posted my site's link on another forum (an SEO forum) and a friend over there posted that he could see it in firefox!

I feel that's even more strange, now. I was able to see it on firefox on my computer and online..then I changed it to SSI/shtml and I couldnt anymore, but a friend still can.

You do not happen to have any idea what's going on with this?lol I think I dont have the latest version of firefox (but then again all of my target market who use firefox might not have the very latest version either)..very very confusing ;(

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Ah interesting. I cleared the browser history of fire fox about an hour ago (because I was thinking that's what you meant by completely flush your browser cache @jdmorgan? or did I misunderstand you about that (English isnt my first language)).

Then I forgot I had done this...now I typed in the URL and it's working :-)