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WebSite Coded in ASP.NET - AOL Problems

Hello
I developed a project with iis6 and asp.net 2.0..
Everything works fine in IE or FireFox , except when users try to access the site using AOL 9.0 VR Browser, all the images are turning into red crosses and Javascript functions are not being executed.
If i click on the some of the links , i get 504 Gatway Time out error..

The weird thing , everything works fine if i access the site within SSL = https

What kind of chagnges i need to do in order for me to fix these issues ?

Thanks
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VSE
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VSE
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DropZoneCommented:
Your machine.config file most likely is out-dated in its Browser Capabilites definitions.  You may want to update it, as many people do, with a more complete and current BrowserCaps.  Check out this page <http://ocean.accesswa.net/browsercaps/> for information on how to do this.

      -dZ.
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VSEAuthor Commented:
Drop Zone , I am having hard time finding a solution within the link that you have sent me.  There is a browser cap definition for Framework 1.0 , but unfortunatly i am running  2.0 here.

I tried to look through all the site , but i dont really see anything for the 2.0
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VSEAuthor Commented:
Plus , i am still puzzled why i am able to see the site without any problems using https.
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DropZoneCommented:
Hum, that is very strange.  Perhaps when there is no secure connection, the browser is rejecting images and external resources, and not executing javascript?

Can you confirm that *no* javascript is executing?  Also, can you confirm that all images and external resources reside within the same server?

One more thing, the error "504 Gateway Time out error" strikes me as being caused by a sanitizer of some sort:  perhaps an AOL proxy that is rejecting requests for some reason.

    -dZ.
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DropZoneCommented:
I will suggest using some sort of http or port analysis tool to see what is actually been sent between the server and client to find out what is missing, if anything.
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VSEAuthor Commented:
I am pretty sure none of the java script is running.. we have a navigation that is being displayed using javascript and the menu is all expanded. The site works fine with https ...

Also , images are not being shown... when i click on any of the links to get into the other pages , i get a 504 error.

I will check if we have any other JS scripts that are going out of our network..

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DropZoneCommented:
What I wanted to know is if the javascript and the images are hosted on a separate URL, different than the application itself.  I'm trying to think of reasons why AOL would block access to images and Javascript.

Also, you may want to check the settings of the browser to see if there is anything at all about blocking images or javascript by default without a secure connection.

   -dZ.
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VSEAuthor Commented:
DropZone , the images and javascript are stored within the folder of the project. The browser is stock , i downloaded AOL 9.0 vr and it works perfectly on IE and FireFox , only having issues with AOL.

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DropZoneCommented:
VSE, I've read some horror stories on the filter-happy, overeager proxies that "protect" AOL.  Could you try something?  Right-click the images that not opening, choose Properties from the context menu, and check the Address (URL) that shows up in the window.  After confirming that the URL is being rendered properly, copy that URL and try to access it directly from the Address Bar of the AOL browser.

If the image is being blocked, which is what I suspect, this will at least tell us why.

    -dZ.
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VSEAuthor Commented:
Thanks DropZone , i will try it right now.
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VSEAuthor Commented:
DropZone , i have tried checking the actuall URL and it is being rendered correctly. I can copy it to an IE browser and view the image. While trying to view the image through AOL's browser i get a 504 Gateway time out error.
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DropZoneCommented:
There you go:  the problem is that AOL is either having problems accessing your server from their proxy, or blocking the images altogether.  Their setup is such that you do not access the web server directly, but via a proxy server where they filter the transaction.  They block images and other stuff in the name of "security", except that their filtering criteria seems to be too zealous.

There's not much that you can do, except call AOL Tech Support to complain about it and find out why you get the error.

    -dZ.
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