Am i the only one who’s annoyed that WordPress 2.5 sends a http 500 code if a commentor doesn’t fill in all required fields? Any Internet Explorer 6 or 7 user won’t see any error message but a “this page cannot be displayed!” page. Stupid decision.
Otherwise, the update went smooth as far as i can tell.
Oh dear… To me it seems that IE6 shows a browser default page everytime and IE7 sometimes displays the WP error page and sometimes not. If anyone can confirm this?
It’s silly. The Internet Explorer masks all 500 pages if their content is below a threshold of 512bytes with “User friendly messages”. User friendly your mom. The user can turn this off as described here but i don’t think that all IE users will do this just for the WP bloggers.
Summarizing it: It’s a plain stupid idea to use the http error 500 code for errors generated by user input as some users just cannot read them as the messages are not displayed to them.