[thelist] IE6 returns fails to parse PNG files

Lee Kowalkowski lee.kowalkowski at googlemail.com
Tue May 24 11:40:46 CDT 2011

On 24 May 2011 16:47, Barney Carroll <barney.carroll at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hiya Lee, thanks for the reply.
> This is happening on a very basic level — literally giving a direct URI for
> any PNG resource to IE's address bar returns a seemingly empty file. A link
> to that PNG file, 'Save as' through the context menu, downloads fine. It
> has
> the same issue with PNGs from the file system. So I'm fairly certain
> something has gone fairly awry with Trident itself (again, other browsers,
> modes of access are fine) … I just need to work out what that is.
> http://barneycarroll.com/Trident-screws-PNGs-badly.png
> http://barneycarroll.com/Trident-screws-PNGs-seriously-Im-not-lying.png
Yup, my IE6 is displaying that PNG just grand thanks!

Sounds like IE6 uses a DLL & registry to draw PNG:


It sounds as if trying to co-install IE7 or having QuickTime might mess this


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