Twitter is broken in IE8 (last 24 hours)


Something broke in Twitter when viewing it in IE8 (soem time in the last 24 hours).

Basically you can no longer view a persons profile via their URL eg -

Error says Javascript problem

"User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET4.0C)
Timestamp: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:35:55 UTC

Message: Unspecified error.
Line: 62
Char: 97337
Code: 0


Is there nobody in Twitter that uses Internet explorer?

for the lst 24 hours you cant view a persons profile when logged in, basically unless you log out it is impossible to view profiles eg using internet explorer.

also i noticed the “send direct message” button on email is also broken so i’m assumign its the same Java problem.

will this get fixed or should i only use twitter clients instead of a browser?


Thanks for the report.


Hi, I’m from chile and I have the same problem (sorry for my english)


I am also receiving this error when I use a direct link to my Twitter page:

Message: Unspecified error.
Line: 62
Char: 97337
Code: 0


I am using IE8 but works fine in Chrome


Thank you for the additional reports!


Any recommendations for direct URL’s in the meantime?


Resolved!! Thanks


I’m still getting the same result here, basically can view user profiles when logged out but once you log in you cant see a users profile.

interestingly i did have a fluke yesterday evening where it started working but couldn’t recreate access a second time.


BTW if you see a usersname within twitter then click on it from the sidepanel you can view their profile as the url fine.

close that browser and enter the url again…it fails.


here same problem:

Foutdetails webpagina

Gebruikersagent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0)
Tijdstempel: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:47:15 UTC

Bericht: Niet nader omschreven fout
Regel: 62
Teken: 97337
Code: 0

tried everything… malwarebytes antimalware, TuneUp Utilities, dr web cure-it… problem stays.


it was working fine for a bit and now its not again!!


Same problem

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
Timestamp: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:09:06 UTC

Message: Unspecified error.
Line: 62
Char: 97337
Code: 0


I agree It works well in chrome and firefox but the report in ie8 is good to know. There’s also been a report of "force close "in mobile.twitter ever since the new android system update 3 days. A lot of changes.


thanks for letting me search more than 2 hours for a solution!! sigh…;cat=42&id=133&artlang=en

Repair IE8 (IE7) and IE9
This script works for IE9 as well. In particular it seems to fix the problem that after a successful installation the IE launch “blinks away” without an error message. I suggest to also completely reset IE at Internet Options, advanced, in this case after running the script.

works now…


edit: false alarm… still broken.
damned. can somebody help me?


This needs to be resolved, no one in IE can follow on Twitter! …is anyone working on this!?!


I’ve been having this exact problem for the past few days with IE9.

SCRIPT16389: Unspecified error., line 1 character 1

Also, I’m not sure what happened but it didn’t look like I was able to submit this report in IE9 either. I had to use Firefox.


Would like to be able to view profiles guys. It’s kind of an important thing.