The snippet of code, which should be provided as
<div class="blogger-post-footer"><div></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn?l=www.yoursite.com'/></div>instead is provided as
<div class="blogger-post-footer"><div></div><img width='1' height='1' src='//blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn?l=www.yoursite.com'/></div>
The omission of "http:" from the snippet of code causes two problems.
- The URL is not properly rendered, and the tracker object is not loaded.
- The computer tries to access HTTP server "blogger.googleusercontent.com" as local resource "//blogger.googleusercontent.com". This causes the computer to apparently lock up, compelling some bloggers to reboot their computers, because the computer has simply "stopped responding".
Some folks experiencing the effects of the problem report it as
brutal and widespreadIf my computer were to stop responding, I suspect that I would do likewise.
If you are using Microsoft Outlook as a newsfeed reader, and your computer stops responding, now you know why.