Yet another infrequently-updated blog, this one about the daily excitement of working in the software industry.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Is it my imagination?
Am I mis-remembering, or did Internet Explorer formerly produce more helpful error messages than this one when failing to connect to a website? Is this another IE7 "feature"? Why would you display the exact same error message for no network connectivity, a DNS failure, and a site that doesn't respond?
Given that it's trivially easy to distinguish each of these three from the other cases, why not at least tell me which is actually the problem?