At times, script errors tend to occur with the info.winamp.com database, and it's been reported
. Nothing we can do about it here though. That's entirely up to the Nullsoft/AOL site webmaster to correct.
The Winamp application uses the core dll files (mshtml.dll and others) from the Internet Explorer browser to display the Now Playing page (AKA
minibrowser) in the Media Library. On a computer where IE is not installed (eg: Win98 Lite), Now Playing won't even display anything. It just won't work. Now, if the Winamp developers had included the ability to allow the minibrowser to utilize whatever default browser the user has installed on their system instead of relying on IE's core dll's, then a lot of scripting errors will not occur at all, since many other browsers suppress script error messages that IE always tends to display. This would be especially true with the much more speedy, stable and less buggy Firefox
browser, which doesnt even allow ActiveX to come into play, which causes lots of error and warning messages in the IE browser. Unfortunately, there are virtually no more Winamp/Nullsoft developers left to even consider making this kind of a welcome change.
But you had it backwards when you said, "When the old style page comes up then there are no errors"
. Your first image supposedly depicting the old format (Old_NowPlaying.jpg
) is in fact the newer format, based upon the current site design at Winamp.com. Your second image supposedly depicting the new format (New_NowPlaying.jpg
) is in fact the older format, based upon Winamp.com's old site design, prior to when the new site came online on Dec 16, 2003. So, it's really, "When the new style page comes up then there are no errors"
. Therefore, I would assume that the site webmaster must have done something to suppress IE script errors on pages displayed with the new site design.
*Note: I changed your first 2 images in your above post to links instead since they generated a horizontal scrollbar on this page at 800x600 screen rez. The last error
image was left embedded in your above post.