If you're a website owner, then you have probably experienced times when some of your web links do not work, meaning that when you click on one of your links, you receive the "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" message. If this ever happens to you, the cause is an incorrectly formatted link. The solution is a thorough inspection of your link coding to fix any errors that are in it.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Web host account
- HTML document
- Word processor
Note the URL on which you receive the "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" message. Also note from which web page you clicked on the link to the incorrectly displayed web page.
Locate both of those web pages' HTML documents in your web host account. Either edit them directly within your web host account, or copy and paste them into a word processor on your computer.
Search through the HTML code for any broken or misspelled links. If you know exactly which link it was that returned the message when you clicked on it, scroll directly to that link and check it closely for any tiny misspellings or incorrect formatting.
Correct your error, save your HTML document and upload it to your web host account. Check the link again to see if the web page now works.
Tips and warnings
- Be precise in your inspection of your links because one mistake, such as an extra space, can cause you to receive the "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page" message.
- You can only modify a website in this manner if you are the owner of the website.