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    Why can't a school reach my website?

    My grandson's teacher wants to use a lesson on my website http://www.desktopfalcon.com for a class project. However, although she can reach my site from home, she cannot do so from her school computer. Not sure if this is a problem with her school browser setting or her school firewall.

    This is what she writes:
    I tried again to access the pages and still nothing. I tried in Netscape and in Explorer. In Explorer, it kept prompting me to download files. I typed in your web address and then it asked me to start downloading a file "desktopfalcon [1].

    She continues:
    I wonder if the server in my district is filtering your site for some reason. I know that in the past I have not been able to access sites through my district server but I am able to access them at home.

    Me again:
    I live across the country from the school, so cannot readily visit to trouble shoot. Have asked the teacher to contact the school network administrator, but no response yet. I wonder if there are some things I can do at this end to help trouble shoot?

    Not sure if this is the right forum for help on this issue. If not, please advise what forum.
    Paul C.
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    Don't sound liek filtering as filtering would not try to make some one downlaod a file.

    Are you trying to get any particular script to run on the users side, or is it all just staic html that i sent?


    edit:

    i just visted the site, and it worked fine for me, But I coudl nto see how your are generating the pages like most sites so I guess you using somthing really strange.

    anyway I looked at your html and it contained stuff like

    H1 align="center" olor="green"

    which is messes up html I think, and not saying this is your problem but could be related.
    Last edited by jkcity; Dec 29, 2001 at 20:19.

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    Your opening and closing <body> tags are messed up, other than that it seems more like a browser issue. What are the versions of IE and NS that she's using?
    ck :: bringing chris to the masses.

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    Thanks, guys.

    Turns out I had some wierd tags. I ran my code verifier in Homesite and came up with a bunch of errors, some minor and some major. I spent about a day cleaning up my site.

    Then I downloaded Netscape Navigator 2.02. I can see the basics of every page fine.

    Not yet sure if this was the problem at the school, but it could have been. I will let you know when I find out.
    Paul C.
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    Originally posted by paulcj2
    Netscape Navigator 2.02. I can see the basics of every page fine.


    Please tell me the school (or you for that matter) is not still using NN2 !!!! i have that on 3 floppy disks from back in about 96/97...


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