Thomas_Lerman wrote:I wonder if the page got "too big" for IE to handle . . . it does not seem like this would be the case. I tried editing sections and had the same problem. Actually, I just went back to look at the page on IE and it is messed up again. It looks like Kip has been playing with it. I think this is a bad problem!
When you try to edit this page, you do get a warning:
WARNING: This page is 37 kilobytes long; some browsers may have problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. Please consider breaking the page into smaller sections.
Now this is not to say that the problems are acceptable, but if it is a browser problem, there's not much MediaWiki can do about it. To my taste, this article is too long for a wiki anyway. In my opinion, "A Guide to Research" should not cover so many topics in such detail. It tells how many rolls of microfilm should be taken from a cabinet, for heaven's sake!
It would be better to break down the article into specific topics (it has a nice outline, where most of the level 1 topics could easily be articles of their own). Then the Guide to Research article would give the overview and link to each article, where people can go if they want to see the finer details.