Google's services don't work in a specific way
May 24, 2009 5:30 AM Subscribe
Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8?
posted by msbrauer to computers & internet (8 answers total)
For about a week most google services have stopped working for me. Oddly, I get identical
error messages that look like this
in all three browsers on my computer (firefox, chrome, and IE8 in Windows Vista) as well as on Mac with Safari in OSX. By identical, I mean that the layout, font, and wording is exactly the same. I am in China, so this may be related to the Great Firewall, but I don't think so. As a comparison, here's an image of the error page I get when trying to view youtube (which is currently blocked in China): firefox
. While the error is the same in those 3 screenshots, the browsers display them differently.
This behavior happens with all www.google.com/* services that I can remember, but gmail (www.gmail.com redirecting to mail.gmail.com) doesn't exhibit the problem.