Firefox problem: cannot load some BBC pages

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  1. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Can someone try something out for me? Recently I cannot load the blogs pages on the BBC website using Firefox (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/06/mad_about_mac.html). This is true for all pages within http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/. The page either remains blank, eventually saying "Done", or it loads after a long delay with all CSS formatting missing. Can someone please try on their version of Firefox? Works fine with Safari and Windows Firefox. I want to know if the BBC has done something, or it's my 'puter.

    Mac OS X 10.5.3, Penryn MBP, Firefox 2.0.0.14

    Thanks.
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I have the same version of Firefox as you and have no trouble in loading the two links on my G5.
     
  3. dops7107 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Weird, very weird. Does anyone have any clue what might have happened to my version of Firefox?
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    Just a thought... why not delete and reinstall Firefox?
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have any extensions installed that might block content?

    If you do View Source on the blank page, is there anything in there?
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    if it used to work, but stop working just now, you can first try empty caches, clear history and cookies.
     
  7. Am3822 macrumors 6502

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    I've tried to load this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7461004.stm

    In FF3 I get '404 - Page Not Found', but in Safari I get the actual page without any problems.

    I have installed some content blockers (AdBlockPlus), but even disabling them does not change the situation.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    ok, then try a new firefox installation+ a new profile.

    If this doesn't help, I would suspect something outside firefox might be responsible. Maybe try a different network environment as a start.
     

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