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Old 26-07-2013, 13:06
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This started yesterday and it's driving me potty. When I visit the DM website and go to some of the articles (the one about the Tory immigration poster campaign is one), loading is slow and it stops completely when it tries to load something from 'fbstatic'(?). Then IE becomes non-responsive and I have to end the process.
There are several pauses while 'blank' pages are dealt with as well.
Using Chrome, everything seems ok, but it's still a bit slow.
I don't have another PC to compare.
Avast shows nothing and neither does Malwarebytes.
I've tried disabling Java etc but nothing makes any difference.
OK, I'm ready for the 'why are you looking at the DM site' and 'why are you using IE', but it's always worked so far.
Anyone have any idea what fbstatic' is?
AFAIK, no other website is affected.
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Old 26-07-2013, 13:09
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Could be just the way the website itself has been setup and so does not work well on IE 8.

Probably time to move on and use something newer...or a better news site (needed to get that in )
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Old 26-07-2013, 14:49
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This started yesterday and it's driving me potty. When I visit the DM website and go to some of the articles (the one about the Tory immigration poster campaign is one), loading is slow and it stops completely when it tries to load something from 'fbstatic'(?). Then IE becomes non-responsive and I have to end the process.
There are several pauses while 'blank' pages are dealt with as well.
I have just tried it on XP and IE8, not as bad as your experience but there is a lot of blank space starting about a quarter of the way down on that article you mention though links to other articles are there on the right hand side all the way down.
There is an error on the page which may be related ......
Webpage error details
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Timestamp: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:38:37 UTC

Message: Script error
Line: 0
Char: 0
Code: 0
URI: http://scripts.dailymail.co.uk/stati...3-build-907.js

Message: Script error
Line: 0
Char: 0
Code: 0
URI: http://scripts.dailymail.co.uk/stati...3-build-907.js
I have not used IE for a long time, it does seem very slow and laggy.
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Old 27-07-2013, 10:37
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Thanks for your replies. It seems to be happening whenever there is embedded(?) facebook or twitter content on the website. It just stops dead and I can't do anything except ctrl-alt-del.
Perhaps it is time for an upgrade.
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Old 27-07-2013, 11:57
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Could be because IE8 is very old and web sites no longer support it. Current version is IE10.
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Old 27-07-2013, 12:05
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That may be the trouble, Jeff. But AFAIK, Win XP won't go beyond 8.
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Old 27-07-2013, 12:34
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The Daily Mail website works fine on XP with Firefox.
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Old 27-07-2013, 12:38
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That may be the trouble, Jeff. But AFAIK, Win XP won't go beyond 8.
This is correct. Anyone still on XP would be better off with a 3rd party browser like Firefox or Chrome, since IE8 cant handle a lot of the more advanced features that sites are gradually starting to implement.
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Old 27-07-2013, 12:41
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Ok, many thanks for your help. I'll take a look at one of those.
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