@anonymous-matomo-user opened this Issue on May 1st 2009

The tracking code displayed by piwik can cause IE7 to fail to load the page.

The reason is that IE7 does not like <script> tags that are not directly under the body to append an element to body. IE7 will not display the page at all but instead show an alert box with a message. Removing the <a> around the piwik tag will solve the problem.

Not all versions of IE7 are affected - however I have reports of this from both Win XP and Vista 32 & 64bit; It seems to be spreading as I got reports about problems with other scripts (not piwik) from sites that have . There is a microsoft knowledge base article detailing the problem and offering possible fixes (there is also a browser path) - I don't have the URL right now - I will add it later to this report.
I belive this bug is similar to the one described in #229 - the duplicate referenced did have nothing to do with the cause of the problem.

@robocoder commented on May 1st 2009 Contributor

Are your pages XHTML?

Is there a difference when you load the script directly, e.g.,

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://your_site/path/piwik.js"></script>

Can you provide a URL to one of the pages you're tracking?

@robocoder commented on May 2nd 2009 Contributor

Pleae also provide a URL to the Microsoft KB article that you're referring to.

@robocoder commented on May 3rd 2009 Contributor

The closest thing I could find was http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933873

@robocoder commented on May 3rd 2009 Contributor

This will be fixed by ticket 355 ... piwik.js will no longer modify the DOM by either DOM manipulation like appendChild() or document.write().

This Issue was closed on August 31st 2010
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