posted by frik85 on Wed 30th Jan 2008 07:26
Conversations It seems as the recent update of the website "kills" the support for the well known IE6 browser.
The JIT-debugger of VS highlights the problem is the pngfilt.dll file that fires an exception. It looks like the new web-design is using png-alpha "hack" in a wrong way (e.g. on a non existing pic-file, etc.). It worked more or less fine with OSNews4-design.

I would suggest you to test the website with the following browsers:
IE6 (still most widely used browser), IE7, Firefox 2, Opera 9, Safari 3

(I wrote this comment with FF2)
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Me too
by fretinator on Wed 30th Jan 2008 14:57 UTC
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2005-07-06

I had the same problem with the V4.0 site. Fortunately we upgraded to IE7 and it went away. It only happened when I was logged in, so I figured it had something to do with the icon they show for a logged-in user.

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Standards
by sbergman27 on Wed 30th Jan 2008 18:19 UTC
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2005-07-24

I suggest that a site like this should be written to standards. If the HTML validates, the CSS validates, and the ECMAScript is correct according to the standardized spec, it should not crash anyone's browser. I often read MS advocates claiming that this or that thing is safe to use because MS got it standardized through ECMA or whatever. Well, if that's really true, we shouldn't have to worry about IE breaking on valid documents. And if we *do* have to worry about IE breaking, are we also going to have to worry about MS Office breaking on documents composed in accordance with the OOXML "standard"?

Besides, friends don't let friends use IE6.

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No need to use Internet Exploder 6 anyway
by bousozoku on Wed 30th Jan 2008 19:56 UTC
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2006-01-23

Whether it's the most used browser or not, Internet Exploder rarely works correctly with standardised sites.

A proper browser works just fine with the new site, as you have already proven to yourself.

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