>> I can also confirm the ef bb bf  characters preceding the doctype - >> whether this is part of the problem I'm not qualified to say. > > After having a second thought, I think this probably is not the reason - > as there are there required two CRLFs, then anything should go after > that (as this is HTML - were it XML the parser would bark). Is this still there? I don't see anything in the actual template now. > Another "don't know if it's the reason but..." there are images with > src="/" - this creates extra call to the homepage. It could be that MSIE > doesn't like receiving text/html when it asked for an image... Interesting thought. I fixed this (as anyway it's odd) but it still doesn't work for me in IE7 Win XP. Here is the URL again if anyone else can have a look: http://tinyurl.com/2hk4h9 Thanks.