Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://<Web site>.com.
This error has been seen before - just last month, SiteMeter updated their script, and many blogs with SiteMeter code became unreadable. Right now, though, the culprit doesn't seem to be SiteMeter, though we can't tell for sure at the moment. Nitecruzr Dot Net does use SiteMeter, and it's apparently not affected by this problem.
This won't make your readers very happy.
As of March 2009, we are seeing some bloggers state that removing the recently updated Followers or Friend Connect gadgets resolved their issue. Of course, with Following / Friend Connect becoming an immensely popular accessory, this isn't a good long term strategy, but it may provide a way for you to at least diagnose your problem. Alternatively, you can try structured diagnostic procedures, and remove any recent updates.
You can find a few discussions about this problem, by Googling "Internet Explorer SiteMeter Operation Aborted". Here are some examples.
- Cam Riley: Sitemeter and IE's Operation Aborted, for an overview.
- Microsoft: (KB927917): BUG: Error message when you visit a Web page or interact with a Web application in Internet Explorer: "Operation aborted", for a Microsoft style technical description.
- The Reference Frame: Fix: IE7 with Sitemeter: Operation aborted, for a detailed overview.
- Reverse each change, one at a time, until the problem is resolved.
- Or, restore the template, from a backed up copy, or from an original.
- If none of these suggestions helps, isolate the problem, diagnostically.
- When you make changes, test more frequently, and test against multiple browsers.
(Update 5/21 11:45): Blogger is working on this problem.
We're looking into this and will update this message when we have a fix.
(Update 5/21 9:00): This problem appears to affect this blog, for some readers. You may need to use a proxy server, in that case.
(Update 5/20 17:30): Blogger has acknowledged this problem.
We're looking into this; thanks for the report! We'll update the thread when we have a fix.
This problem comes and goes periodically, with differing basic causes.