Internet Explorer Display Detail Error Message (for Configuring WCF)

I was never a fan of Internet Explorer (IE), to me the browser just slow.

However, I do finally find a good use of IE browser… it’s to display more detail error message.

This is particularly deals with WCF configuration in IIS 7.5. While configuring my WCF service to run in IIS, I encounter the following error message using Firefox 3.6:

While Firefox’s error message doesn’t tell me anything I could use to troubleshoot the issue, this is what IE gives me:

Also, notice how IE gives me “500.19” instead of just “500”. Here’s the detail and explanation of each HTTP status code in IIS 7.0 from MSDN site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943891

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