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 theMicrosoft 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: 10/22/2013 02:59:54 - Revision: 4.1

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