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faq page not working

William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
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The faq link ( displays html in my browser. I am running netscape. Thanks.

Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Paul Selby
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Joined: Oct 20, 2000
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'Just posting to say "ditto".
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
It looks fine from here - has the problem been fixed? Or do people still see it? (Be sure to hit "refresh" first.) If you see HTML, what's it say? (Just include a few lines, and insert space after each < so we can see it...)

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I tried to see it with NN4.04 and this is how it looks like:

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Jyotsna Clarkin
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
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Just checked with IE5. It looks fine - has it been fixed?
Paul Selby
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It is still displaying html. I have tried re-freshing. I am using Netscape.
It does display a little bit of web page for only an instance. I can see the moose's head and some paragraphed text with an jump on the word "here". It is too quick to read or to try and hit the html jump.
I only mention this incase it gives an indication of where in the html there might be a problem for Nescape browsers.
Marcus Green
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I am very confident that the HTML is broken, almost certainly broken headers, might be missing carriage returns at the start.
IE is very slack at parsing HTML and will display any old rubbish . For instance if you have a link to a css that does not exist, IE will just render and not warn you that the css is missing, Netscape will fall over with a dramatic message, exotic but good for the web designer to know the html is broken.
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Jim Yingst

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Yup - here is the offending section:
<pre> <P>
<FONT color="#804000">
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On inspection, the </FONT> tag occurs two lines later than it should. Marcus, consider yourself virtually beered. (We will save the virtual custard for another occasion.)
Gotta run to work now - hopefully some other sheriff or bartender can fix this?
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited July 19, 2001).]
Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
The real problem is the ubb directory was moved from under the html directory which is the JSP root. I put the contents back into faq.html
IE trys to render the JSP as html, NS renders it as text!
Faq jsp not under html directory
Faq jsp under html directory

[This message has been edited by Carl Trusiak (edited July 19, 2001).]

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