By lani 15 Oct 2002
got this in my browser. i imagine some pissed of technician taking it out on a little known error. heh heh heh.
— Unfortunately, Microsoft has added a clever new
— “feature” to Internet Explorer. If the text in
— an error’s message is “too small”, specifically
— less than 512 bytes, Internet Explorer returns
— its own error message. Yes, you can turn that
— off, but <strong>surprise</strong> it’s pretty tricky to find
— buried as a switch called “smart error
— messages” That means, of course, that many of
— Resin’s error messages are censored by default.
— And, of course, you’ll be shocked to learn that
— <span class=”caps”>IIS</span> always returns error messages that are long
— enough to make Internet Explorer happy. The
— workaround is pretty simple: pad the error
— message with a big comment to push it over the
— five hundred and twelve byte minimum. Of course,
— that’s exactly what you’re reading right now.