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  1. Hello

    I have inserted links and photographs into my blog.

    Quite a lot of the links show an error on page message when the mouse is hovered over them. Is this something I have done wrong in setting the links up? Is it likley to cause problems with the blog because of code problems?

    I am using IE8 and didnt know if this is relevant.

    Many thanks for any help


    The blog I need help with is

  2. sorry - the address should read

    apologies - I am bit tired!

  3. I'm using Firefox and don't see those errors at all. Can you double-check the destination pages, because I see all your links include www while most websites don't acutally use that anymore. That might be giving your error.

  4. Thank you raincoaster. I am a bit of a novice so sorry for being a bit dim.

    The photos have been uploaded to the media section in the blog and I have just linked to them following the instructions.

    On other links to websites I have just typed in the full address including the www - do I not type this in any more?

  5. You have to check the website itself: Each separate site. Some have w's, some don't.

    I'm afraid I can't help you; everything looks just fine in FF!

  6. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the actual links. However, you are using some CSS which adds an animated GIF image to underline the link when it is being hovered over. This seems to be working fine in FF3.5, Safari4 and Opera9 so maybe IE8 doesn't like it. If possible try changing the CSS rule to include the full path to the image, rather than a relative one, which might help.


  7. @hallluke, you might have hit on it. In my experience here, relative links can cause issues and it is always better to use the absolute link.

  8. I've noticed this as well within the last week or so. The following is the error msg, which occurs whenever I mouseover a link (which used to result in "snapshot" of page at link being moused-over.

    Webpage error details

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; GTB6; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; Media Center PC 4.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; MS-RTC LM 8; MS-RTC EA 2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    Timestamp: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:26:52 UTC

    Message: Invalid argument.
    Line: 3
    Char: 21160
    Code: 0

  9. As an update to the above:

    1. I do not experience this error in Firefox

    2. If I disable "mshots" in Appearance->Extras, the problem does not occur; but when I re-enable, problem is back.

    Wondering if it is related to any recent MS Updates.

  10. This seems to be an "mshots" issue and not related to beaufortjazz's problem. It might be an idea to get in touch with the support staff and let them know the extent of your problems directly. After running through the checklist on that page of course.


  11. If you are using relative URL's, mshots might not like that. FF might be smart enough to figure it out where some other browsers might not. I would suggest changing a URL to absolute and see if that fixes the issue.

  12. Thanks for your suggestion, lh, I shall contact support staff.

    tsp, thanks also ... but I have been using absolute URLs all along

    Unless they've made some changes to "mshots", then my guess is it's probably an MSIE problem <sigh>

  13. I was going by what hallluke said earlier in this thread,

    "If possible try changing the CSS rule to include the full path to the image, rather than a relative one, which might help."

  14. Many thanks to everyone who has responded.

    I thibk the problem may be connected with the mshots issue.

    I wasnt aware about absolute and relative links so I will do some further research. As many of you might have gathered, I have just picked a theme and am using it as it comes.

    Thanks again for the help

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