This is a really stupid bug and I hope there's a simple fix for it.
When I open my Internet Explorer (v8.0.6001), and navigate to a website normally (e.g. navigate to www.google.ca
), there is no problem.
But if I navigate to a page that uses a special port, e.g. myserver.dyndns.org:1200, it will show a failure page:
"The webpage cannot be displayed
Most likely cause:
•Some content or files on this webpage require a program that you don't have installed. "
It only works if you explicitly put "http://
" on the end (e.g http://myserver.dyndns.org:1200
), then it works fine.
This isn't a big deal but my clients occasionally complain to me that the website is down, when they really just forgot to put the protocol on the end when they typed it into the address bar. They don't understand why other pages don't need it, and this one does (and they have a hard time finding the correctly oriented "/" on their keyboard *rolls eyes*).
You would think that IE would at least TRY a standard HTTP request by default before failing outright. Is there any way to fix this?