Just thought I'd add a comment into what these strange "Operation
aborted" errors that IE6 (and IE7 it seems) pop up occasionally mean.
It seems to relate to general race conditions that can occur inside the
rendering engine of IE. Such a race condition can be where some inline
gets called _before_ the actual document has been constructed in the
rendering engine's layout. Like, calling getElementById() on a valid
element, but too early.
I have also seen it occur purely down to whitespace inside inline script
- extremely strange!
Nonetheless, it's a tricky, seemingly hit-and-miss error, but
fortunately, it's rather rare. I find not using inline script in a
document is the way to go to never see the error in the first place
(since scripts are then executed before the document body is parsed).
It also forces developers to create a listener event under onload, which
is the "correct" way to ensure nothing nasty happens.
But, if inline script is to be insisted upon, there is a potential (but
not perfect) saving grace in that of the defer attribute on <script>.
So you can do:
alert("I won't get called until page has finished
What "finished loading" actually is, though, seems to be undefined - is
it when the HTTP socket has recv()'d all the data or is it when the HTML
has been fully parsed? Hence, not a perfect solution.
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Sent: 27 September 2006 18:47
I have a modal "loading..." YUI panel which pops up during the first
access to a page. This worked ok in Firefox, but IE6 gave me an "alert"
error window which says "Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site
... Operation aborted."
I eventually figured out that the problem was that the dialog's "show()"
method was being called from inside the FORM tag. Once I moved it so
that it was inside the BODY tag but outside the FORM tag, it worked
I'm posting this in case someone else encounters this problem in the
future, but I'd also like to if anyone knows why this occurs. I hate
fixing something without knowing why it works. :(
This is the (simplified) code I'm using:
var win=new YAHOO.widget.Panel("wait",
YAHOO.util.Event.addListener(window, "load", function()
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