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I have created a little chat application that seems to work 100% on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari, (tried it in Opera, and it seems to work, but the cookies are screwing everything up; this is probably because my install is not being run under an administrator account), but not Internet Explorer.

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http://preview.moltx.name/chat_v2/library.js

Everything works fine, up until you get to the chat room itself. Internet Explorer just sits, and does nothing. Doesn't even have an error. It seems to be able to send data (but not fully; send a message using Internet Explorer, and then check the active users list on another browser), and is completely non responsive to data received.

It's made with JavaScript + PHP.
Nov 27 '08
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moltendorf
65 New Member
According to that guide (which seems to explain everything in the exact way I was pretty sure it was handled) it is working as expected in Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari, but not in Internet Explorer. It only mentions one thing about Internet Explorer with a specific function; attachEvent sends it as a reference, causing this to be a reference to window rather than the element that it is a child of.
Nov 30 '08 #11
moltendorf
65 New Member
Well, I fixed the XMLHttpRequest issue; this is not inherited properly on Internet Explorer it seems, period. So I'm never mucking around with that until the 8th version of Internet Explorer comes out; we'll see what it can do right for once.

Anyways with that out of the way the W3C DOM method is causing problems in Internet Explorer (I'm actually getting errors, thankfully). However, I don't know why, especially with the check in place.

It's giving me an error on line 140; the script automatically checks if it is set or not; if it is, then it goes to line 140, and grabs the data. But Internet Explorer is claiming it's set when it's not.
Nov 30 '08 #12
moltendorf
65 New Member
Okay, I guess I repaired that issue; used element.length > (0) rather than typeof (element [0]) !== 'undefined'.

Now it's giving me a Type Mismatch on the removeChild statement I've got on line 222 or 223.
Nov 30 '08 #13
moltendorf
65 New Member
Text is being displayed! Major progress!
Nov 30 '08 #14
moltendorf
65 New Member
Fully functioning now. :)

Thank you for your help guys.
Nov 30 '08 #15
acoder
16,027 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Great work. I learnt one or two things from this thread because I don't usually code XMLHttp in the way that you did. Thanks for all the progress reports. It helps when users post at each step. Finally, I'm pleased for you that you got it working :)
Dec 1 '08 #16

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