Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.

I get this error from time to time when editing plain text files in Visual Studio. I tried correcting it by going to File, Save As, Save with Encoding (in the Save dropdown). This seemed to do the trick about 50% of the time. However, it would seem this was just coincidence. Latest findings suggest it is a Firefox cache problem. I tried the same URL in another browser and it worked. Fingers crossed this is a fix.

2 comments:

Myke Black said...

having the same problem with VS2010 - turning off compression in IIS seems to fix it, but I think there is something fishy going on in VS which is messing things up.

Neil Pullinger said...

Thanks for your comment Myke.