Internet Explorer 5 Stops Responding When Accessing a Gopher Search Page

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When you click on a Gopher search link in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, the browser stops responding.

This happens when the Gopher port (:70) is accessed with the /77 value. Internet Explorer 4.0 does not have this problem. The problem will not appear on Internet Explorer 5.0 when you go through a proxy.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.01. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.01 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 246767 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 4.1
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
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