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HTTP 500 internal server error with wp-comments-post.php in IE (7 posts)

  1. wpNewbie80
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello, if I try adding a comment but either don't fill in the necessary required fields or I enter invalid info, I get a 500 Internal Server Error page in IE rather than the error message telling the user where they went wrong. Firefox shows the correct error message

    On searching the forum I came across the following thread and tried using longer error messages but that did not work either. I'm starting to flounder a bit! Could anyone offer some assistance / advice?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. wpNewbie80
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    sorry to bump, but has anyone got any idea how I can solve this?

  3. slowsoulz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wpnewbie,

    I'm getting the same error. When I try and post a comment to test it out, it comes back with an "HTTP 500 Internal Server Error" message and the "website cannot display the page" message. I'm getting the error even if I fill out the comment form completely

    If I am logged into the account and open up another browser window (IE 7) the comments work fine. But when I logged out of the system, I get teh 500 Internal Server Error.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  4. eliemartin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i'm having the same issue. I can't get any error messages to work on my comments field. If the comments are missing, or the captcha is incorrect i get a 500 internal server error page instead of error messages.

  5. eliemartin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  6. wpNewbie80
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks. I was kinda leaving that as a last resort though as it is a workaround rather than a solution to the original cause of the problem. It would require the eventual editor of the site (not me) to update the file each time they need to upgrade to a newer version of WordPress.

    I really don't understand what might be the cause though as it doesn't seem to effect the majority.

  7. charris
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The problem is that Internet Explorer (prior to version 7) will not display error pages which are smaller than 512 bytes. As of this writing, WordPress 2.7 has a bug in which it does not make the error page big enough to be greater than the 512-byte threshold after gzip compression (which is often turned on for many hosting providers like DreamHost).

    The thread mentioned by eliemartin does have a solution. I've written a up a blog post that does a better job of describing the problem, however, including screenshots, a temporary fix, and a link to the bug I reported to the WordPress dev team, if anyone is interested: http://www.clintharris.net/2009/ie-512-byte-error-pages-and-wordpress/

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