TIL... Another way that IE is 'special'

2018-03-27 This post is over 2 years old

Today I learned another way in which InternetExplorer is ‘special’. One of my team-mates was hunting down a bug in a recent project of ours. A critical link on the page was not working in IE. Strange thing was that Chrome was able to handle it just fine. Turns out the link had use back-slashes(\) rather than forward-slash(/) after the link protocol. As a result IE was unable to redirect to the next page properly. The solution was simple enough, swap the \ with / and viola IE is happy again. Oh the joys of milti-browser support :P