Known Bugs with Browsers
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
Konqueror (versions prior to 2.2.1)
Windows Netscape Gold 3.03
Windows Netscape 4.6
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:
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.