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RE: Performance Issues between IE and Netscape

From: Matthew Baldwin <mbaldwin@livenote.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 10:42:18 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <01BDFCDE.FC34CD20.mbaldwin@livenote.com>
To: "'Dennis Sosnoski'" <denniss@slmd.com>
Cc: "'www-jigsaw@w3.org'" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Here is another little quirk.

Running Personal Web Server: ( a derivative of IIS from MS)

I can type in "localhost" without the "http://" using Netscape and I get to 
the site.

If I do the same from IE, IE opens the site as well.

Running Jigsaw:

I can type in "localhost:8001" without the "http://" using Netscape and I 
get to the site.

however....

If I do the same with IE, I an invalid syntax error is generated from the 
server and the browser is unable to open the site.

Jigsaw is listening for http requests on 8001, is this any different then 
listening on port 80 or is there a bug on how Jigsaw is handling IE http 
requests?

Additionally, Is the www.w3.org site running Jigsaw?

In advance, thank you.  Your thoughts...

/Matthew Baldwin
mbaldwin@livenote.com



-----Original Message-----
From:	Dennis Sosnoski [SMTP:denniss@slmd.com]
Sent:	Tuesday, October 20, 1998 8:44 PM
To:	mbaldwin@livenote.com
Subject:	Performance Issues between IE and Netscape

Are you able to run other web servers on your system without this
problem?  IE has a number of pecularities about how it handles requests,
and if you don't have a DNS server available with a name for your IP
address (or alternatively, have a name for your server's IP address in
your Hosts file) it'll timeout trying to do a lookup for each request to
the server.

This should apply to any other web server software using the same server
name, though, so if you're only experiencing the problem with Jigsaw
2.03 something else must be going on.

  - Dennis
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 10:43:10 GMT

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