|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
"Invisible" nodesby roboticus (Chancellor)
|on Jan 03, 2012 at 11:16 UTC||Need Help??|
G'morning all, I'm having a bit of trouble with perlmonks. This morning, I found that I get a blank page for a link, but if I changed the URL in the address bar from '.org' to '.com' I could access the page content.
I don't know if it's related to my being logged in or not, nor whether I'm getting a different server when I diddled the address. (I'm suspecting the former, though.)
Example: I started at this node, and when I clicked the link in the first reply, I get a blank page with http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=943568 in the address bar. On a whim, I changed the 'org' to 'com' and retried the link, and retried the link and got the expected page.
I'm going to stop until I get to work, and leave my browser sitting until I get home again. So if there's any information you'd like me to gather on my end, let me know. When I return from work, I'll go back and dig up the other node I saw that returns a blank page and try it, too.
Update: I tried the example at work (on a different computer, OS, browser and network) and have similar results. Rather than a blank page, I get a "Network Error" page from our web filtering system.
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