IE-only 404 errors?

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IE-only 404 errors?

Postby sillyKris » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:38 am

Hi all,

I've been making modifications to our OJS installation at and I've encountered a strange problem-- whenever I try to access a 'secondary' page (such as, the page will display for a moment and then suddenly switch to a '404-- Not Found' error.

This happened shortly after adding the following code to my header.tpl

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<!-- 2012-9-25 KJ added the following 5 lines because IE is a terrible, terrible affliction on the internet landscape -->
<!-- -->
<!--[if lt IE 7]> <html class="ie lt-ie9 lt-ie8 lt-ie7"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7]>    <html class="ie lt-ie9 lt-ie8"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8]>    <html class="ie lt-ie9"> <![endif]-->
<!--[if gt IE 8]> <html class="ie"> <![endif]-->

Does anyone have any idea why these conditional statements would cause this behavior, and only on certain pages?

Thanks so much for any help or advice!

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Re: IE-only 404 errors?

Postby JasonNugent » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:57 pm

Hi Kris,

You may want to you look in your Apache error log for 404 errors, which would indicate what item IE is trying to load. It's been a while since I've looked at IE, but I seem to recall that it occasionally tries to fetch some little .ico file or other graphic, and if it's not there then you see a redirection to an error page. It might also be worth comparing the requests with and without your modifications to see what else is trying to load.


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Re: IE-only 404 errors?

Postby sillyKris » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:24 am

Hi Jason,

Thanks for your hint-- after some judicious googling I actually found a solution unrelated to PKP. I had referenced a .htc file in my IE-related CSS stylesheets, and that was what was causing the hiccup. I'm still confused as to why it only affected certain pages, but removing the .htc file reference solved the problem.

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