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IE6 hangs on this site when I turn compression on in IIS6

Site: yordy2.mychoices.biz
I would like to include .aspx in our compression, but when I add .aspx to the IIsCompressionScheme on IIS 6 we have found that the site will often "lock up" or "Hang" just clicking the tabs across the top ("Health", "Beauty", "Home", ect). Most of our sites are .aspx, so leaving this out of the scheme is not an option.

If you have any idea what ajax control or code may be causing this hang, I would consider that an excellent solution to the issue.
Second best would be if anyone knows of a way to turn off compression for a specific site at the IIS level without getting a third party program/upgrading to IIS7.
My last resort is to go to a third party compression program. If no other ideas can be found, can anyone point me to a solid program to handle this?
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Hi,

try another browser - perhaps it is the browser that hangs, and not necessarily related to IIS?

also, try using an http analyser such as fiddler (www.fiddlertool.com) to analyse the http sessions to find out where the problem is actually happening.

Cheers.
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IE 7, Firefox 2.0.0.12 both work great with no "hang", this is only showing on IE6. Sorry I was not clear on that before. The issue is that ~27% of our customers still use IE6. It is not an option to just do without IE6.
I know a runtime error is happening at:
if(this.onTimeout != null && typeof this.onTimeout == "function")
                  this.timeoutTimer = setTimeout(this.timeout.bind(this), this.timeoutPeriod);

-here--->            this.xmlHttp.send(json);

in the ajaxpro/core.ashx file.

I will use fiddler and see if I can learn anything further.
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I have read a few things that indicate my outdated ajax library... upgrading to the newest versions (which will take a lot of work) may resolve this. If not I guess a third party compression software would allow me to compress at the site level instead of the server level. I will look into that and post back here with the results. Thanks for your help so far meverest. I didn't find anything new from fiddler but it is a very useful tool, thanks for suggesting it.
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