Re: [SLE] Website won't stay open with Mozilla. Where to begin looking for a fix?
From: Fergus Wilde (fwilde_at_chethams.org.uk)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 08:39:55 +0100
On Tuesday 05 October 2004 01:32, Gil Weber wrote:
> I'm using SuSE 9.1 pro and Mozilla 1.6. For months I have had no problems.
> Then about 2 weeks ago I started having problems with one website. Other
> than regular updates using the Yast2 on-line update feature and RedCarpet
> (KDE and Pacman updates only), I have not made any changes. To the best of
> my knowledge I have not changed any settings.
> When I go to this site -----> http://www.optiboard.com/forums/ my
> browser calls up the home page. No problem. Then when I click on any of the
> discussion forums (for example, "General Discussion Forum"), that page
> opens without problems.
> If I click on any discussion thread within that forum (or on ANY discussion
> thread in ANY other forum on this website), the page opens to the thread
> but then Mozilla immediately closes.
> This is the only website where I am having this problem. I don't have any
> idea where to begin looking for a fix. I have contacted the webmaster but
> he is a Windows person and can provide no assistance.
> Any ideas, gurus?
They could try cleaning up the html on their site, which isn't valid. The best
way I've found to do this is to use the World Wide Web Consortium validator
at http://validator.w3.org. If you do that with their page, you'll see a
vast slew of errors. The web is awash with broken html/xhtml, much of it
produced by Front Page, I suspect. See if the folks at that site are prepared
to do the decent thing and produce standards compliant pages, if not, tell
them that's the reason you're stopping using the site. A quick glance at the
site in the version of Internet Explorer the webmaster happens to have on his
machine is often all the checking the code gets, but it's important to
conform to the standards for interoperability, and particularly to provide
consistent results for users with disabilities, visual impairments and so on.
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