Why can't some people see the link in this thread? October 6, 2003 10:52 PM   Subscribe

Why can't some people see the link in this thread? I've looked at the source, and it looks fine to me.
posted by crunchland to Bugs at 10:52 PM (23 comments total)

Has anyone worked out what browsers can and can't see the link? It's fine for me in Opera 7, IE 6 and (shock) NS 4.7. It's just a basic <a href> so what could be going on?
posted by Jimbob at 11:13 PM on October 6, 2003

it was fine for me--safari on mac--just loaded very slowly.
posted by amberglow at 11:16 PM on October 6, 2003

posted by crunchland at 11:33 PM on October 6, 2003

It's there in IE5.5 and Firebird, but this is very odd. Those who aren't seeing it must not be seeing it on the front page either. Rather baffling.
posted by taz at 12:38 AM on October 7, 2003

fwiw, the small,small,strong,[note:, em, flash, /em,], /strong, /small, /small html thing is what I've used on at least half a dozen other posts, with no ill effects.
posted by crunchland at 5:15 AM on October 7, 2003

Viewing source yields "<!--ref="http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/toonami/promos/igpx/game.html" Immortal Grand Prix -->", rather than the expected <a href="....">. (Moz 1.4)
posted by gleuschk at 5:26 AM on October 7, 2003

ok. why?
posted by crunchland at 5:37 AM on October 7, 2003

Someone in the thread said they couldn't see the link with IE6, and Gleuschk just said he sees "<!--ref" in the source in Moz 1.4. Well, I just checked, and I see the link just fine in IE6 and viewing source in Moz 1.4 I see a nice, normal HREF. So. I have no idea.
posted by Nothing at 6:00 AM on October 7, 2003

I'm using Mozilla 1.3 and I can't see it. I looked at the source for the page and there is no link at all. There's a div class tag and then the strong tag. Nothing inbetween.
posted by Apoch at 10:23 AM on October 7, 2003

Works for me with Mozzy 1.3 and IE6.

Two spaces in between initial "a" and "href=" ???
posted by Blue Stone at 11:08 AM on October 7, 2003

Works in my Win2k Firebird 0.6 and IE6. And I see a regular "a href" in the source.
posted by rhapsodie at 11:27 AM on October 7, 2003

I saw it when I clicked on the link in Moz 1.4 but it said it was loading Shockwave first. Maybe not everyone has Shockwave installed....?
posted by Lynsey at 11:49 AM on October 7, 2003

There shouldn't be two spaces. I entered in the url using the standard form that's been used zillions of times with no issue.
posted by crunchland at 11:52 AM on October 7, 2003

I dint see any hrefs in source with IE6 or with opera 7.2, not on the main page or the comment page. You're second attempt seems to be the same thing. I dont know whats going, maybe its a problem on my side. I'm not going to worry about.
posted by philcliff at 12:25 PM on October 7, 2003

ah am stupified...
posted by crunchland at 3:16 PM on October 7, 2003

It has to be a server thing if people are getting different sources, right? Or perhaps some strange character encoding mixup?
posted by Nothing at 12:51 AM on October 8, 2003

philcliff or gleuschk (or anyone who isn't seeing the link), can you see the link on this page?

This is an exact cut-and-paste from crunchland's post.
posted by taz at 1:09 AM on October 8, 2003

the link is avoiding certain users. let it be. it knows what it's doing.
posted by quonsar at 2:01 AM on October 8, 2003

It has to be a problem with firewalls.

I loaded up taz's page. No link. When I disabled my firewall for a quick second to check again it was there.
posted by Apoch at 5:52 AM on October 8, 2003

A firewall, selectively editing the html of a webpage?
posted by crunchland at 6:43 AM on October 8, 2003

I have no clue. Disabling the firewall allows the link to show up. Enabling takes it away again on a simple shift refresh.
posted by Apoch at 8:48 AM on October 8, 2003

okay, this is just a guess because I don't know anything about firewalls at all, but there is something called "interior gateway protocol (IGP)", and perhaps the fact that this page is in a subdirectory called "igpx" is causing the problem?
posted by taz at 9:14 AM on October 8, 2003

When I disabled my firewall, the link showed up. I'm using Norton Internet Security version 6.0. I searched for interior gateway protocol, IGP, and igpx, in help but nothing turned up.
posted by philcliff at 11:08 AM on October 8, 2003

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