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Why am I receiving the error, "Document contains no data" when surfing the Net?

Posted By : of Data Doctors on August 27, 1999

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I recently loaded Netscape Navigator 4. I have IE4 as my usual browser. However, mostly when clicking on the Netscape icon, the message comes up: "Document contains no data". Sometimes I get thru to a site, but then get the same message again when clicking on a link in that site.

Your help would be sincerely appreciated.

Many thanks,


This question was answered on August 27, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The following is an explanation about the error code you are receiving, fortunately this has nothing to do with your computer, rather the web page you are accessing The error is different in different web browsers.

If you enable access control and defined a valid Microsoft Windows NT user or group account in Proxy Server 2.0 installed over Internet Information Server version 4.0 (IIS), the Web Proxy clients may fail to connect and display one of the following error messages:

NOTE: The error message depends on the browser you use

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 and 4.01:

Nothing returned to browser (no error or blank page)

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.02:

The requested header not found

Netscape Navigator version 3.02:

Document contains no data


This issue is caused by a problem with the authentication settings in IIS 4.0 and the Web Proxy ISAPI filter

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Posted by of Data Doctors on August 27, 1999

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