Problems With Google & Internet Explorer Script Errors

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Problems With Google & Internet Explorer Script Errors
Script errors can be annoying when working with online applications. (manos en teclado 30409 image by pablo from

Internet Explorer is notorious for scripting errors on competitor sites such as Google Maps, Yahoo Mail and similar errors in Web applications. Version 6 of Internet Explorer has reportedly corrected these problem, but display errors are still common on some sites such as Google. Microsoft develops its browser independently of the Web page standards committee and will likely correct new errors as it detects them.

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Java Vs. JavaScript

Many day-to-day users equate Java and JavaScript, which is not correct. Internet Explorer script errors usually stem from JavaScript---code incorporated into a Web page---rather than the JAVA programming language itself. Programmers use JavaScript to perform functions inside your browser, where the Java language is actually a cross-platform programming language that may be installed directly on your computer. Windows and Linux computers, among others, update the Java language automatically when iit undergoes updates, but changes in JavaScript may become permanent errors on a website.

Disabling Internet Explorer Script Errors

You can disable the display of script error messages in the "Properties" section of Internet Explorer. This action does not correct any repairable errors, but it prevents IE from displaying repeated messages about the error. Instead, the part of the JavaScript where the error exists does not run at all, and the section of the display may appear blanked out---or it may appear to run perfectly. This option will repair errors reported from Google, but it may not correct script errors on Web 2.0 applications.

Web Applications and Internet Explorer Script Errors

Web applications are programs that operate online, or "in the cloud." These applications, which use a combination of HTML/CSS programming and JavaScript, can perform almost any function you would perform on locally run software. Script errors in a Web application such as Google Docs could cause the program not to display properly or result in the page not loading at all. Web application errors are generally a sign of an incompatible browser, and they may indicate that your current browser version is outdated and requires replacement

Web 2.0 and Browser Compatibility

When working on websites that use the functionality of Web applications, always use up-to-date software. The protocols and methods used for scripting and other Web-based services are constantly evolving, and websites that use newer commands and protocols may not work properly on older Web browsers. Similarly, some companies are slow to implement changes in the standard, including Microsoft, and create situations where their browser is incompatible for an entire version of the standards. In situations concerning an identified problem between the application scripts and browsers, you may need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

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