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Browser output cutting short in IE

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Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...
Random pages at random times don't appear correctly in IE6, the HTML is
actually cut short at seemingly random points (it's very random, you
know). It could be at any character on any line. This is usually
displayed simply as a background with no content, but viewing the
source actually shows quite a lot, although sometimes it won't let me
see it at all!
I've tried messing about with cache control and output buffering but
nothing makes a difference.
I have another site built on very similar code but someone else has had
their grubby paws on this one so I'm not sure what might have been done
to it. :o(

Anyone got any bright ideas?

Ta,
Mat

Jun 26 '06 #1
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mm*****@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...
Random pages at random times don't appear correctly in IE6, the HTML is
actually cut short at seemingly random points (it's very random, you
know). It could be at any character on any line. This is usually
displayed simply as a background with no content, but viewing the
source actually shows quite a lot, although sometimes it won't let me
see it at all!
I've tried messing about with cache control and output buffering but
nothing makes a difference.
I have another site built on very similar code but someone else has had
their grubby paws on this one so I'm not sure what might have been done
to it. :o(

Anyone got any bright ideas?

Ta,
Mat

Run it page through an HTML syntax checker. IE6 does not handle bad tags
very well.

-david-

Jun 26 '06 #2

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Following on from 's message. . .
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...

And the other browsers you're testing with?

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Jun 27 '06 #3

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> And the other browsers you're testing with?

I'm working on a Mac using Safari and Firefox, testing on a PC using IE
and Firefox. The only browser this happens in is IE on the PC.

Thanks,
Mat

Jun 27 '06 #4

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> Run it page through an HTML syntax checker. IE6 does not handle bad tags
very well.
Dreamweaver reports no browser check errors or bad HTML in the code
that is output both when the page fails or succeeds.

Thanks,
Mat

David Haynes wrote: mm*****@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...
Random pages at random times don't appear correctly in IE6, the HTML is
actually cut short at seemingly random points (it's very random, you
know). It could be at any character on any line. This is usually
displayed simply as a background with no content, but viewing the
source actually shows quite a lot, although sometimes it won't let me
see it at all!
I've tried messing about with cache control and output buffering but
nothing makes a difference.
I have another site built on very similar code but someone else has had
their grubby paws on this one so I'm not sure what might have been done
to it. :o(

Anyone got any bright ideas?

Ta,
Mat

Run it page through an HTML syntax checker. IE6 does not handle bad tags
very well.

-david-


Jun 27 '06 #5

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> David Haynes wrote:
mm*****@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...


when developing a php-based content management system, i have put great
focus on cross-browser compatibility, but strangely, under IE6+, there
are sometimes problems with tables and spacing etc. which disappear
when reloading the page (sometimes they don't)

i can only suggest trial-and-error since it is somehow connected with
the bandwidth and the speed of page building...

HTH,
Erich

Jun 27 '06 #6

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If you have any javascript code, disable it and see if thats the cause.
You may be doing something fancy with Javascript that IE doesnt like.
Especially if you are trying to write js code in to the page.

mm*****@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...
Random pages at random times don't appear correctly in IE6, the HTML is
actually cut short at seemingly random points (it's very random, you
know). It could be at any character on any line. This is usually
displayed simply as a background with no content, but viewing the
source actually shows quite a lot, although sometimes it won't let me
see it at all!
I've tried messing about with cache control and output buffering but
nothing makes a difference.
I have another site built on very similar code but someone else has had
their grubby paws on this one so I'm not sure what might have been done
to it. :o(

Anyone got any bright ideas?

Ta,
Mat


Jun 28 '06 #7

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Den 26.06.2006 23:10, skriblet mm*****@gmail.com følgende:
Hi all,
I wish I knew if this was even a PHP problem or not! It's probably
Internet Explorer but here goes anyway...
Random pages at random times don't appear correctly in IE6, the HTML is
actually cut short at seemingly random points (it's very random, you
know). It could be at any character on any line. This is usually
displayed simply as a background with no content, but viewing the
source actually shows quite a lot, although sometimes it won't let me
see it at all!
I've tried messing about with cache control and output buffering but
nothing makes a difference.
I have another site built on very similar code but someone else has had
their grubby paws on this one so I'm not sure what might have been done
to it. :o(

Anyone got any bright ideas?


Could it be the Peek-a-boo-bug?
http://www.positioniseverything.net/.../peekaboo.html

Since you're not giving any code or example-pages, I'm just guessing here...

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http://www.bergenpchjelp.no
http://www.cubic-design.net
Jun 28 '06 #8

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