After posting the interview with Charles Day, I received a message from him that he couldn’t actually see the post. I looked in Firefox and Safari, the two browsers I use the most, and everything looked fine. Assuming this meant he was using Internet Explorer, I checked out the post there and was stunned to see that the post was completely blank/broken. In a panic, I clicked on past episodes to see if they, too, were broken in IE, but they weren’t.
Then I looked at the post itself. Nothing weird that should break a browser. I changed a ‘&’ for a ‘and’, saved it, checked the post in IE – still broken. I played around with the text and the layout. Still broken.
What the hell?
On a lark, I added a test post. Our theme uses a next/last link at the top of each post, linking to the next post or the last one. I don’t know why I thought that might effect things, but I was willing to try anything.
Sure as shit, when I added the test post, the episode appeared in IE.
What an odd little quirk…