Yet another reason to not use IE — Smashing Magazine

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This must be reason #84 at this point to use anything (even Opera) instead of IE…

“Microsoft Standards”

512 MAGICAL BYTES: This is, hands down, one of the strangest quirks I have ever encountered in web development. You must ensure that the total size of your 404.html page is greater than 512 bytes, because if it isn’t, Internet Explorer will disregard it and show a generic browser 404 page instead. When I finally figured this out, I had to crack open a beer to cope with the amount of time it took.

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