Website with page overlay refuses to load

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Post Posted August 4th, 2020, 5:59 am


I currently use Firefox 79.0 on Windows 10 (French version).

I recently came on a website that refuses to load:
When loaded with the current version of Firefox, I only see the beautiful background photo, but nothing else. Before you say that's because of my extensions (I have uBlock Origin and a few others), I deactivated uBlock Origin and even restarted Firefox in safe mode, cleared cookies, etc. to no avail: I still only see the background photo.

However, if I load the same website with Chrome or even Firefox 68.11, the complete website appears, i.e. the same background photo PLUS a white overlay that occupies maybe 95% of the screen with and on which all the content is there.

– Am I the only one with that problem?
– This is an obvious case of missing information. But how many other sites would I have seen only in part?

Thank you
Michel Gagnon
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Post Posted August 4th, 2020, 7:09 am

Could be the page itself.
Appears to have 15 errors and 53 warnings when put in the W3C validator.
Also appears to have some Facebook issues.
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Post Posted August 4th, 2020, 7:57 am

It loads O.K. on my ESR version (68.10.0), Linux 64-bit.
If that is of any help....


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Post Posted August 4th, 2020, 8:06 am

Yep, and no problem with Fx79.......

Appears to have 15 errors and 53 warnings when put in the W3C validator.

This page has 19 Errors and 2 warnings....maybe you should call WC Rooter....
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Post Posted August 4th, 2020, 9:23 am

What about an external filter?

The only quick way I see to remove the overlay without also removing the background image is to set style="width: 0" or style="opacity: 0" on

<div class="st-pusher">

That seems like an unlikely filter action. But as an example of the sometimes unexpected behavior of filters, Kaspersky Anti-Banner likes to replace some things with a transparent 1 pixel GIF. Could a substitution like that replace the content while leaving the content's attached background image fully visible?

If you are familiar with the Page Inspector, you could take a look at style rule or content differences in your various browsers. (right-click > Inspect)

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