Salt and Pepper Bug

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by irkith, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. irkith

    irkith Guest

    In IE8 (IE8 v. 8.0.6001.18702)on XP Pro,
    5.1.2600, SP3 Nu 2600)
    I want to read a wikipedia article on, say ... "Salt" ...

    I go to
    I type in "Salt"
    Click on the "Google Search" button and
    up comes a results page full of links, OK.

    Now I click on the first link

    Instead of displaying the Wikipedia page,
    IE8 treats what it finds as something to be downloaded.

    You can see a picture of what happens here :

    if I do the same type of search and I search for Pepper
    I get a link to
    and I click on that link, well ...
    IE8 displays that perfectly OK.

    Weird, ne c'est pas ???

    Chrome displays both the Salt and the Pepper pages correctly.
    As does Mozilla.
    So it does appear to be a specificaly IE8 problem
    (and apparently not a filetype association problem).

    Any help appreciated,
    Thanks in advance,

    (initial posting was "Weird IE8 Bug").
    irkith, Apr 13, 2009
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  2. PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 13, 2009
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  3. irkith

    irkith Guest

    I prefer posting here as my real email address is not visible and I can
    protect my mailbox from one source of spam.
    Posting on a requires signing in with an account and then makes
    that account email address visible.
    I prefer to reduce the amount of spam I receive and so I don't generally
    publish my email address on usenet.

    Do you have any information that addresses the Salt and Pepper issue ?
    irkith, Apr 14, 2009
  4. You "munged" your email address in the original thread, too. In any event,
    all further conversation belongs in the original thread to avoid confusion.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 14, 2009
  5. irkith

    irkith Guest

    Oh? And why are you telling me where my posts belong ?
    I'll choose where they belong.
    You may choose for yours.

    I didn't know the word "munged", so I googled it and clicked on the link and
    ..... wahaddya know ?
    it was a Wikipedia link and yes, IE8 tried to download the page.
    irkith, Apr 14, 2009
  6. irkith

    Terry R. Guest

    The date and time was Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:08:01 AM, and on a
    whim, irkith pounded out on the keyboard:
    I think the best method is what I use. That way someone can unmunge it
    and contact if needed.

    Be aware that placing the NOSPAM portion in the email provider side
    (after the @) is better than placing it on the user address side, so the
    provider isn't bombarded with invalid mail.

    Terry R.
    Terry R., Apr 14, 2009
  7. irkith

    irkith Guest

    Hi Terry,
    You too are free to do as you like.
    You are free to post info about your anti-spam tricks in a thread that
    started off on an apparent bug in IE8.

    Please note however that your NOSPAM ploy is ineffective as email spiders
    now have built-in NOSPAM filters.
    Anyway, most programming languages, or even Ecxel, can do a
    Substitute ( "" ; "NOSPAM" ; "") and obtain

    If you can adress the Salt and Pepper bug issue, please do so.
    irkith, Apr 15, 2009
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