Minor notepad-plus-plus.org web site issue when used with Internet Explorer 8, 9

  • From https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ in the News column there are links to the various versions of NPP. If you click to look the release notes for any of the versions there’s a News section in the left sidebar with links to the release notes for other versions. If you are using Internet Explorer 8 (I know, ancient version but I happened to be on someone’s Windows 2003 server and wanted to update their copy of NPP) you get a 404 error when you click to view the release notes. I tested with IE9 and saw the same issue.

    The cause is because the links to the release notes are formatted as
    <A href=“news/notepad-7.3.1-released.html”>Notepad++ 7.3.1 released</A>
    the links should have a leading / and be
    <A href="/news/notepad-7.3.1-released.html">Notepad++ 7.3.1 released</A>

    Apparently Firefox, Chrome, and IE version 10 on out all have logic that quietly inserts the leading /. I don’t know if they first try to fetch /news/news/notepad-7.3.1-released.html, get a 404, and then try /news/notepad-7.3.1-released.html.


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