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  • Hello WordPresser’s !!

    I apologize because I’ve posted this in another thread but I think my problem is a little different and hopefully the title here is clearer:


    I am running Apache/2.2.6 (Unix) PHP/5.2.4 and mySQL 5.0.51. WP 2.7.1.

    When I switch to permalinks (tried all kids of combination’s) it works fine in Firefox but not in IE browsers. Using IE (6,7,8) the page will start to render, but then spits out a 404 error (after you can see the proper page for a split second).

    The server error logs don’t show any problems.

    I don’t believe it’s a server config problem since Firefox works fine.

    I’ve tried the category / tag base naming (which seems like it is an IIS fix more than anything) without any luck.

    I’m definitely not an expert in server configurations, but I can’t understand this behavior…

    Has anybody seen anything like this, or have any suggestions???

    help….. please.

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  • I’m having the same issue on one of my sites, did you find a solution?

    Hi anthon1, can you post your blog link so that everyone can check from their browser. The problem should not be from server side if it works in one browser.


    I had this same problem. It turned out to be something in the stylesheet: a .htc file being called to handle PNG transparency in older versions of IE was not being called from the right location, and this caused the redirect to a 404. Crazy but true.

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