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Message 23902 - Posted: 25 Mar 2009, 4:44:57 UTC

I can't for the life of me figure this out. On one of my computers (Win XP, IE7), I cannot view the BOINC homepage. It simply loads as a blank page (except for the title and BOINC icon in the IE tab-- those load correctly). If I try to view the source code, all I get is this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></HEAD>
<BODY></BODY></HTML>

This happens only on this computer, and regardless of the manner in which I try to load the page (bookmark, directly typing URL, clicking a link from another website). I can, however, load any other page on the BOINC website by typing its URL directly (that's how I got to this message board)-- just not the homepage.

I realize this is a bug on my end, but I'd appreciate some help from someone.
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Message 23905 - Posted: 25 Mar 2009, 10:10:55 UTC

Try clearing your cache and cookies. Did you try a different browser?
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Message 23919 - Posted: 26 Mar 2009, 1:03:45 UTC - in response to Message 23905.  

I have done all the standard things: clearing cache/temporary files/cookies; adding boinc to trusted list; adding it to router's trusted list; rebooting; etc.

I am not going to try another browser for various reasons.
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Message 24645 - Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 2:56:57 UTC
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I have the same problem too! On all computers (3) and with all the browsers (IE and Firefox)!! I can't even download the new versions of BOINC!!! What's happening?
tinyurl.com/gianop
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Message 24654 - Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 12:03:50 UTC

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

This isn't the content of the BOINC home page, the first line of which starts:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">.
So it would seem you are not getting the valid page, but rather something from somewhere else.

Is your anti-virus/anti-phishing/advert-scrubbing software intercepting the page, or is a browser add-on (toolbar?) perhaps causing this?

Sometimes the server can be just too busy to respond before the browser hits its timeout. Usually the browser will display that as an error page, but if it's going through something else, then it's possible the browser may just show a blank page.

I have the same problem too! On all computers (3) and with all the browsers (IE and Firefox)!! I can't even download the new versions of BOINC!!! What's happening?

Check with http://whatismyipaddress.com if you are behind a proxy that may be causing latent interference.

ralic's law of forums: Irrespective of any prior research done, you will find the solution to your question shortly after posting it to a public Internet forum, resulting in readers concluding that you have done no research on the matter whatsoever.
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Message 24691 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 5:06:28 UTC - in response to Message 24654.  

I'm sure that I'm not behind a proxy. We can't access just the home page and the downloads page. All the rest is accessible, like the forum (obviously), the direct download section, http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/ If it would be a ip range block this won't be accessible... I can't access those two pages even with a anonymizer. This is definitely strange!
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Message 24695 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 8:17:39 UTC - in response to Message 23919.  
Last modified: 2 May 2009, 8:20:06 UTC

I now get the same problem as OP. Main url http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ gives blank page in both FireFox 3.5b4 and IE8. I visited yesterday (19 hours ago) with FF3.5b4 and it was fine. Viewing source shows nothing at all...

Correction: Viewing source in FF3.5b4 shows nothing. Viewing source in IE8 shows:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>
<BODY></BODY></HTML>
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Message 24697 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 9:31:41 UTC - in response to Message 23902.  

I've sent an email to the development team. It's pretty late/early (depending on how you look at it) over on that side of the pond so I wouldn't expect an answer or fix for quite a few hours.
Kathryn :o)
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Message 24701 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 17:46:40 UTC - in response to Message 24697.  

Frontpage working again :)
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Message 24717 - Posted: 3 May 2009, 10:17:48 UTC - in response to Message 24704.  

Works here now too. Just one word from Kathryn... they don't even ask how high, they just jump. That much power must be hard to control.


I used my teacher voice *and* my teacher look.

Now if my students would respond that fast..........
Kathryn :o)
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Message 24785 - Posted: 7 May 2009, 21:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 24717.  

Now it's working pretty fine. Thank you all for the effort!
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