BBC home page

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stewart, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Guest

    Over the past 2 weeks I have found that I am having a delay of about 20
    seconds before my BBC home web page will open. This does not happen with
    other web sites.
    It cannot be anything to do with my operating system or broadband as all
    else works fine.
    Does anyone know why this could be happening?
    Thank you
     
    Stewart, Apr 10, 2014
    #1
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  2. Stewart

    Mayayana Guest

    It's pretty much instant for me, but I don't enable
    script and don't have Flash installed. With a quick look
    at their source code it appears they're tracking via
    script, cookies *and* Flash cookies. Like many sites
    these days, their pages are an unnecessary mess of
    overused script. (The page alone, on the news homepage,
    is 160 KB!) They're probably also loading one or
    more Flash videos.

    There's no easy way to test something like
    that. You'd just have to have the page code and try
    different things to see what's bogging it down. But in
    the source code I notice that if I had script enabled
    I would see a survey to make comments about how
    I like their webpage. So you might want to complain
    via that survey. :)

    I think the worse thing with BBC is that they started
    running canned news, based on what's "trending". So
    there might be a couple of relevant headlines, but then
    most of the rest of the articles are frivolous and/or
    outdated.

    Side note: There was a serious security bug with Flash
    recently. If you have it installed and haven't updated it
    lately, you should do that immediately.


    | Over the past 2 weeks I have found that I am having a delay of about 20
    | seconds before my BBC home web page will open. This does not happen with
    | other web sites.
    | It cannot be anything to do with my operating system or broadband as all
    | else works fine.
    | Does anyone know why this could be happening?
    | Thank you
    |
     
    Mayayana, Apr 10, 2014
    #2
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  3. Stewart

    Stewart Guest

    Thanks for your help; I found that the problem was with Internet Explorer
    11. I have reverted to IE 10 and all working as they should.



    "Mayayana" wrote in message
    It's pretty much instant for me, but I don't enable
    script and don't have Flash installed. With a quick look
    at their source code it appears they're tracking via
    script, cookies *and* Flash cookies. Like many sites
    these days, their pages are an unnecessary mess of
    overused script. (The page alone, on the news homepage,
    is 160 KB!) They're probably also loading one or
    more Flash videos.

    There's no easy way to test something like
    that. You'd just have to have the page code and try
    different things to see what's bogging it down. But in
    the source code I notice that if I had script enabled
    I would see a survey to make comments about how
    I like their webpage. So you might want to complain
    via that survey. :)

    I think the worse thing with BBC is that they started
    running canned news, based on what's "trending". So
    there might be a couple of relevant headlines, but then
    most of the rest of the articles are frivolous and/or
    outdated.

    Side note: There was a serious security bug with Flash
    recently. If you have it installed and haven't updated it
    lately, you should do that immediately.


    | Over the past 2 weeks I have found that I am having a delay of about 20
    | seconds before my BBC home web page will open. This does not happen with
    | other web sites.
    | It cannot be anything to do with my operating system or broadband as all
    | else works fine.
    | Does anyone know why this could be happening?
    | Thank you
    |
     
    Stewart, Apr 12, 2014
    #3
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