Recently, as in the past few days, certain websites will no longer load on my computer where they will load on other computers.
Many others work, for example I am posting here now so snopes.com clearly works, but others, for example "Gamespot.com" don't, they just don't load, dosn't say I'm blocked or anything else, just says it cannot find them.
Anybody ever have this happen before? Anybody know a cure?
-------------------- "All people are responsible for the good that they didn't do" Posts: 4774 | From: Virginia | Registered: Feb 2004
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Another *big* problem that can cause this is Web sites that are simply badly written and rely on:
Browser identification Client side scripts Plug-ins Magic features in IE that talk to the server privately
... any of which are liable to be turned on or off according to your security preferences and which should therefore result in "graceful degradation" if you have disabled or altered them. Regrettably, the majority of sites don't cater for anything other than the freebie that comes with Windows, in its out-of-the-box state. So they simply crash, or, at best, give you a *******ing for having the wrong browser, when the problem is actually incompetent web authoring.
Banks are the worst though, their home-made security measures are often laughable and merely serve to hinder legitimate access while doing little to stop criminal activity. Their security features often require you to reduce your security levels to use the site.
Good points Derek Potter, those are pet peaves of mine. Heck, some of the Wall Street Journal pages no longer works with Netscape!
The thing that really gets me is that 9 times out of 10 the wisbang-non-standard functionality doesn't actually do anything of use. Like when you visit a web site that insists on loading a flash animation on their first page. Pleeeeease, I can do without the animated dancing sun glases!
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