People often ask in the Opera newsgroups why a particular web page is rendered incorrectly in Opera. Occasionally, when I have some spare time and lack the energy to work on one of my projects, I put myself to the task of finding out exactly why the rendering goes wrong.
Sometimes, it turns out to be a genuine bug in the browser, and I or someone else ends up filing a bug report. Other times, it is unclear whether or not the rendering is correct. But usually, it boils down to an error in the web page, such as a misunderstanding of the author, a plain old typo or just badly written code by incompetent authors.
And then, there are cases that really stand out from the crowd. Cases where the page contain errors in such a number, or of such nature, that one cannot even begin to comprehend how any browser, even IE, can be expected to make any kind of sense at all of the page.
This page is about those special cases.
The following modification have been made to the local pages:
actionattribute has been removed from (certain) forms, to prevent unwanted form submissions.
- Because the local pages have been moved to a new domain and new paths, links to (some) stylesheets, scripts and images may have been changed accordingly.
Goodjet.com - Stack overflow
Back in 2002, there was a new airline called Goodjet which I decided to check out. When I visited their website, I was greeted with a stack overflow in the ECMA interpreter. The site was entirely useless to me, and Goodjet folded in early 2003. I wonder if there was a connection.
Goodjet got on my bad side for the following reasons:
Mummy Maze Deluxe v1.1 - Walkthru
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Ebay.de - Der Schuh des Manitu
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Picajet.com - Fotoverwaltungsprogramm
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Informit.com - Server error
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I tried to use informit.com’s contact form to report some trivial error, only to find a server error page, complete with instructions on how to configure the server!
Interestingly, the contact form had a hidden input control which contained a mail address, so I tried to report the problem by mail. I never got a response and tried to use the contact form a few times more after that, but it never worked.
This page made it to the Hall of Shame because:
Evolt - Precondition failed
Why exactly do I fail to qualify as a human being, and what do I have to do to convince Evolt otherwise? Perform a secret handshake? Wave a dead chicken? Use telekinetic powers? Unfortunately, the page doesn’t say.
Lightspeed Web Graphics - Scion of Satan’s web page
From the page itself:
Well chum, before you go dissin’ browsers, maybe you should:
Abuse.ch - Because we know best
Considering that I have not had a single virus or other malware infection on this computer since 1999, I think I am capable to decide for myself whether or not my setup is secure.
Strangely enough, I get the same page even if I tell it
What’s really interesting is how I came across this site: Someone used it to send a URL injection attempt against my site.
The original page is served as
Microsoft.com - Requires something else
When I went to the Microsoft Discussion Groups on
www.microsoft.com to search for something, I was greeted
Warning: This page requires the use of scripts, which your browser does not currently allow.
For your information, the page does not require the use of scripts; It requires the turning off of automatic redirection. Just show me the page, dammit.