ASP page appears blank on IE but works fine with chrome/firefox

I have an ASP page that comes up fine and works fine when using chrome and firefox, but when using internet explorer (11) nothing comes up, no errors either, just a blank page. Perhaps something missing ?  

Attached is the code.
pagecode.txt
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AleksAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
Another option that could be happening is your page is just timing out.  You have a lot of recordsets on the page.  If you are on a slow shared db server or a query is hogging up a lot of cpu/memory, it may be timing out.  If possible, it is best to open your db, grab just the data you need by placing it in a variable, then close the connection right away.  From there, you can use the variable over and over again.  Many times I will place the data I need in an array and use it later or use getrows.

The drawback of this is it looks like you are using dreamweaver and while the method I describe will really speed up the page, it will require hand coding and you will not use the drag and drop features of dreamweaver.
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
try looking at the page source in IE, most likely you'll see an error at the very end of the page
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AleksAuthor Commented:
the browser doesn't show anything and when i click on 'view' > page source .. nothing happens either.
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
what do you mean by nothing happens? you don't see any error messages or no source code comes up?

do you have a link to the page I can take a look at?
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AleksAuthor Commented:
No source code comes up.  Its in an intranet so you can't have access to it. I attached the code though, you can see the code there.

Just not sure why nothing comes up on ie ?  but displays fine in chrome and other browsers
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
weird that no code is coming up...are you using frames?

also, did you make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page? could be a lot of blank space intentionally added to discourage folks from looking at the code
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
one other thing to try - switch into compatibility mode and see if that changes anything
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AleksAuthor Commented:
Yes, it is running in compatibility mode and I opened the page on a separate tab to prevent frames being an issue. The Source code is attached here. No errors are displayed at the bottom of the page.
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
i don't have time to go through all of that code and try to guess where the issue is. I doubt you will find anybody on here that'll do that, unless they spot the error right off the bat.

if you are using frames, make sure you do a "view frame source". Other than that, it's a shot in the dark on whether its a server side or client side issue
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Dale BurrellConnect With a Mentor DirectorCommented:
Have you googled for this error? I just found this, which I don't know is relevant or not but it might give you an insight as to where to look.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2013/02/04/ie-display-blank-when-browsing-certain-web-page.aspx
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
In chrome, view source and scroll to the bottom and see if there is an error code.  Also in chrome/firefox using the console to see if anything is going on.
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Scott Fell, EE MVEConnect With a Mentor Developer & EE ModeratorCommented:
My guess is you either have a recordset without any rows or your provider does not allow requery.  You will need to view the error code to be sure.  

Looking at your code where you have the following
<!--#include file="../../../Connections/eimmigration.asp" -->

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means you have parent path's turned on.  This is a security leak and you should turn this feature off.  Once you do that, you will have to use include virtual instead.
<!--#include virtual="/Connections/eimmigration.asp" -->

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http://www.iis.net/learn/application-frameworks/running-classic-asp-applications-on-iis-7-and-iis-8/classic-asp-parent-paths-are-disabled-by-default

http://www.acunetix.com/websitesecurity/directory-traversal/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_traversal_attack
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