[thelist] Internet Explorer 6 generating many duplicate hits

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Sat Jan 21 20:27:01 CST 2006

Gijs van Tulder wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having a problem with Internet Explorer 6, which according to my
> log files sometimes generates many duplicate requests in a very short
> period of time.
> On two different sites, one is PHP on Apache, the other is Ruby on
> Rails on Apache+mod_proxy+lighttpd, it regularly happens that a
> request is repeated again and again and again, many times per second.
> This happens with normal GET and POST requests as well as with
> xmlHttpRequest POST requests. The whole request is exactly the same
> each time: same host, same url, same POST data, same referer, same
> browser. The browser is always MSIE 6.0 (on various platforms, WinXP,
> 2000, NT4.0, 98 etc.).

I'd normally start by assuming that IE users double-click
on links (have you ever watched them?)


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