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    AO's Fluffy Bunny cdkj's Avatar
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    IE smart error

    I would like to know has anybody ever seen this error message useing Internet Explorer6



    <!--
    -- Unfortunately, Microsoft has added a clever new
    -- "feature" to Internet Explorer. If the text in
    -- an error's message is "too small", specifically
    -- less than 512 bytes, Internet Explorer returns
    -- its own error message. Yes, you can turn that
    -- off, but *surprise* it's pretty tricky to find
    -- buried as a switch called "smart error
    -- messages" That means, of course, that many of
    -- Resin's error messages are censored by default.
    -- And, of course, you'll be shocked to learn that
    -- IIS always returns error messages that are long
    -- enough to make Internet Explorer happy. The
    -- workaround is pretty simple: pad the error
    -- message with a big comment to push it over the
    -- five hundred and twelve byte minimum. Of course,
    -- that's exactly what you're reading right now.
    -->
    I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.

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    Nope haven't seen it yet, will let you know if I do and if I ever get around to using I.E 6 on my other box

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    What were you doing when it appeared? I recognise the reference to Resin, which is a web server, but have never come across the complete message
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    I was editing a webpage
    I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.

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    I haven't seen that either.

    Looks like a couple other people are getting it too... hmmm..

    http://wolfram.schlich.org/linux/misc/apache/error.phps

    (look at the code in that one... rather amusing )

    Google returns some results. For some reason, it won't let me link. Search for:

    "<!-- Unfortunately, Microsoft has added a clever new - "feature" to Internet Explorer"
    Quitmzilla is a firefox extension that gives you stats on how long you have quit smoking, how much money you\'ve saved, how much you haven\'t smoked and recent milestones. Very helpful for people who quit smoking and used to smoke at their computers... Helps out with the urges.

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    umm, call me crazy, but you said you were editing a webpage, I would guess that you found that in some sort of error page.

    That paragraph you posted would then be the comment that they have added so that IE views that error page rather than showing its own, this would mean that you wouldn't see that block of text unless you viewed the source of the document.

    I could be wrong though...
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    never seen it

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    Haha, thats pretty clever acctualy, I love easter eggs like that Phish! I might use that PHP, or part of it...it's funny

    - Noia

    EDIT: forgot to add; There are entire web sites dedicated purly to 404's and similar web-site errors.
    With all the subtlety of an artillery barrage / Follow blindly, for the true path is sketchy at best. .:Bring OS X to x86!:.
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    Dhej


    The Funny thing about it i was delecting not adding
    I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.

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