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browser setting for javascript debugging

For debugging javascript purposes, should we ensure the following
check boxes (1-3) are checked.

In IE browser, tools->Internet Options->Advanced

Under Browsing,
1) disable script debugging
2) display a notification about every script error
3) show friendly HTTP error messages

Because I tried don't check those check boxes, it won't display
the error even the javascript has syntax error.

Anything I miss? Please advise. Thanks!!
Jul 23 '05 #1
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On 7 Aug 2004 10:15:32 -0700, Matt <jr********@hotmail.com> wrote:

[snip]
Under Browsing,
1) disable script debugging
You'll want to make sure that this is *NOT* checked. If it is checked,
debugging is disabled. You imply that you've checked this, which if you
have, is the cause of your problems.
2) display a notification about every script error
This isn't really necessary. If an error occurs, a yellow triangle will
appear in the status bar (far left). Double-clicking that icon will
display the error. All this option does is display the error without the
need to double-click (good for debugging, annoying for browsing).
3) show friendly HTTP error messages


This has nothing to do with script debugging. This determines whether IE
interprets error messages from servers or shows more low-level data.

[snip]

Mike

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Jul 23 '05 #2
On 7 Aug 2004 10:15:32 -0700, Matt wrote:
...should we ensure the following
check boxes (1-3) are checked.

In IE browser, tools->Internet Options->Advanced

Under Browsing,
1) disable script debugging
If this said 'Enable script debugging' it
might be more clear, it is easy to confuse
'disable' with 'display'

So 'Disable Script Debugging' - NO
2) display a notification about every script error


YES
...

3) YES

OTOH, I would recommend only using IE for
debugging IE specific errors, AFAIU other
browsers generally have better support
for JS debugging.

HTH

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Jul 23 '05 #3
DU
Matt wrote:
For debugging javascript purposes, should we ensure the following
check boxes (1-3) are checked.

In IE browser, tools->Internet Options->Advanced

Under Browsing,
1) disable script debugging
2) display a notification about every script error
3) show friendly HTTP error messages

Because I tried don't check those check boxes, it won't display
the error even the javascript has syntax error.

Anything I miss? Please advise. Thanks!!


You need Microsoft Javascript debugger for starters, then enable script
debugging. The javascript errors reported in the console are useless;
you need the MS javascript debugger.

DU
Jul 23 '05 #4
Matt wrote:
For debugging javascript purposes, should we ensure
the following check boxes (1-3) are checked.
In the case this is a question: No, we should not.
In IE browser, tools->Internet Options->Advanced

Under Browsing,
1) disable script debugging ^^^^^^^
You certainly want that checkbox *unchecked*
if you intend to debug JScript.
2) display a notification about every script error
3) show friendly HTTP error messages
I doubt the third one has anything to do with client-side scripting.
IIRC that HTTP error message is displayed only if *the user* accesses
a Web resource via HTTP.

Besides, in IE you would debug JScript, not JavaScript.
Because I tried don't check those check boxes, it won't
display the error even the javascript has syntax error.
Is this a question?
Anything I miss? Please advise. Thanks!!


HTH

PointedEars
Jul 23 '05 #5

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