Is it my imagination?


Am I mis-remembering, or did Internet Explorer formerly produce more helpful error messages than this one when failing to connect to a website? Is this another IE7 “feature”? Why would you display the exact same error message for no network connectivity, a DNS failure, and a site that doesn’t respond?

Given that it’s trivially easy to distinguish each of these three from the other cases, why not at least tell me which is actually the problem?

Grr.

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