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Old 03-29-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
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404 page not found

-- 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.

Old 03-30-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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Hell, IE sucks so much, you could probably use that exploit to run a VBS script to wipe out a hard-drive. But there are honestly thousands of those, what makes this one special?
Old 03-30-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Well this is because I was reading info for 404 errors, how to customize it, and I came over that error message that was on Altavista, and I never knew that they actually do it! I was kinda asking myself why we always see MSN (Microsoft) on most of the errors pages, so I thought that I might not be the only one to discover that, so that's why I post that!
But I cant figure out how to suppress that "feature" though.. How??
And I hope they dont do that short of thing under Netscape uh!?


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