1. jg February 9, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    I’m using Firefox. I was just looking at your raw code though. Your closing body and html tags are definitely commented out because of the missing end comment tag. It isn’t in your blogrolling block. The problem starts below that.

    I don’t know if I can trick Blogger into rendering this right when I hit submit, but I’ll try it… An opening comment tag looks like this <!– and the closing comment tag looks like this –>

    Look for every opening tag and make sure it has a closing tag to match.

  2. Jack's Shack February 9, 2006 at 5:46 am

    Hi Rav F,

    That is on the list.


    That is a good idea, I’ll try that too.


    The page renders differently in IE than it does in Firefox. As for the closing tag, well I suppose I could take a look at my template and see if anything pops out.

    The Cast of Characters is controlled by Blogrolling but maybe I inadvertently wiped something out.


  3. jg February 9, 2006 at 4:46 am

    My guess… under your Cast of Characters, some things are commented out (frappr, powered by, etc.). You’re missing the end code for one of the comments. Meaning you have more opening tags than closing tags. That results in the closing body tag and closing html tag effectively missing and the browser has to guess what to do when it gets to the end of the visible code.

    I don’t know how much of your code is controlled by you and how much is blogger, so I have no idea if that is helpful… 🙁

  4. Ger Tzadik February 9, 2006 at 4:19 am

    Ahh yeah, that is actually a very good idea. Start backing out the new things on your blog.

    One thing I noticed at work is that the page rendering really really drags when it hits some of your posts from a few days ago. Is it possible some of them got different formatting somehow?

    Maybe you can go back to them and edit them to see if something is amiss. I notice that when I open individual posts, everything is very snappy, so it’s something about the main page. You could also try and reduce the number of days the main page shows. Instead of the default 7 days of posts, make it 3 days? At least to compare the performance.

  5. rabbi neil fleischmann February 9, 2006 at 3:51 am

    My suggestion? Ask Mirty.

  6. Jack's Shack February 9, 2006 at 2:48 am


    Thanks, I appreciate it.
    Since this problem just started I am a little confused because I haven’t added any new scripts to this.

    I have been pulling down audio posts and posts with pix to see if that helps.

  7. Ger Tzadik February 9, 2006 at 2:23 am

    My guess is that it has something to do with the scripts you have in your template.

    Try commenting out a few of them and see if that changes your page performance. Maybe the answers.com one, one of the counters, the “visitor location” one…you get the idea. My guess is you have so many of them loading and executing that they’re soaking up time in people’s browsers and causing them to be painfully slow.

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