Has anyone expirienced problems using IE6 to access OACS sites. We don't use IE in house but we test with it to ensure that we remain compatible. We are suddenly seeing a problem where IE6 hangs whilst accessing our eCommerce development server.
Specifically when going for the index page across http it spins whilst retrieving images with the status bar showing '23 items remaining' or some such number. Once it has wedged trying to access our page it then fails to access other sites with the same effect e.g www.bbc.co.uk or amazon.com. If you restart the pc you can then get back into these other sites but any attempt to access the development server reproduces the same result.
I've googled around for references and it appears that its a known problem for IE to spin but there seems to be no common solution, I think because the cause is not known although there where some hints towards IE6 not being able to handle redirection (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=837489).
Anyway we seem to be stuck with a server which can't be accessed from IE6 and as this is soon to be a public site this is not an ideal situation. Has anyone come across this problem? And can anyone offer a solution?