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This is where we report problems with GuideML and browsers, so you know that it's not our fault...

If you spot an error that you think is a problem with your browser let us know the details below, and if you are right we'll list it on this page.

Macintosh Internet Explorer 4.5

  • HEADER tags have very little space below them - this isn't a problem on any other of the popular browsers.

  • If long names appear in the right-hand column, then the column expands and squashes the main body of text. Again, this 'feature' is unique to Mac IE 4.5.

  • Long BOXHEADER titles do not wrap - this isn't a problem on the Windows version of IE 5.

Konqueror (versions prior to 2.2.1)

  • Cookies do not work with Konqueror, so you cannot log in. This has been fixed in version 2.2.1.

Windows Netscape Gold 3.03

  • BOXHOLDER tags display with a space near the left hand end.

Windows Netscape 4.6

  • BOXHOLDER tags with an empty right hand title do not display the right hand (light blue) end of the title bar correctly.

Internet Explorer 4

Some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 can be slow when viewing h2g2 - here's how to fix this.

If you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4, and you haven't upgraded to Service Pack 2 (SP2), then you may find browsing h2g2 a painful experience, especially if you use a modem.

The problem is that whenever Internet Explorer 4 submits a form (see below), it causes all the graphics files on the following page to be downloaded again, even if they were already in your browser cache. This is a bug in Internet Explorer 4.

So, what is 'submitting a form'? Put simply, any time you fill in a text box in your browser and pass it to h2g2, you're submitting a form. So this includes the following activities:

  • Posting to a forum
  • Searching h2g2
  • Adding a user page
  • Editing a user page
  • Adding a journal entry

So you can see that it will happen fairly often.

The solution is one of the following:

If you want to fix this problem, simply click on one of the links above, and you will be taken to the relevant page on Microsoft's web site.

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