Re: A web page IE8 can't display
Robert wrote on Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:20:15 -0500:
> IE8 under 64-bit Vista SP2 will display part of this web page, then
> give an error message saying the page cannot be displayed:
> I haven't seen enough of this page to tell if it's worth displaying,
> Robert Miles
This sort of error often occurs because some client side script is trying to
modifying the page structure before the page has finished loading. IE8 was
supposed to silently drop this error message and attempt to continue but it
seems that the final release still has this issue.
Viewing in Compatibility mode, at least on XP SP2 here, allows it to load -
but it appears to be a mostly blank page with some adverts down the left
side. At a guess the script that generates the content area is what is
causing the error, it's badly written in that it tries to insert the content
while the HTML is still being parsed.
The page has a lot of problems - a validation at W3C has over 500 errors,
and there are script blocks all over the place (the W3C defines the script
element as only being valid within the head element).