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Javascript not working!!!

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by noelg24, May 17, 2006.

  1. noelg24

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    Right guys I am in a pickle here. I am using IE 7 beta 2. I often visit the Empire movie website to check up on movie news and that but thats mostly done at work. However when I am at home I have found that if I click on a certain link, for example on the site today it shows the new Superman Returns poster, I find that the window for the poster wont open. In the status bar on the left it reads 'javascript: ShowBigPicture3('7442', ", 'Superman Returns Posters'). I have the Java VM installed and everything have checked Internet Options but nothing I do changes it.

    I have also opened both Firefox and Opera and I get exactly the same issue. So no matter what I do or how I press the link it just wont open. And the same goes for certain trailers like the one for Oliver Stone's 9/11 movie World Trade Center. Can anyone please help me? Thanks.
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

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    hmmm, im using firefox and its all good

    edit: tried cleaning your temp folder, internet and all of that palava?
     
  3. noelg24

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    this is what I dont understand why is not working in all 3 browsers I have? surely there must be something thats stopping the from working but I dont know what exactly...
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    Er - Java is not the same thing as Javascript!

    I've just tried the page you mentioned in FF (1.5.0.3) and it works fine as long as I allow Javascript for that site (I have the NoScript extension).

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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    Harry - good obvs - never noticed that

    edit: it should work on one of the browsers Noel is using...
     
  6. noelg24

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    ok Harry so what exactly are you saying? are u saying I need something extra for it to work? Thanks for info about Java and Javascript by the way I am more of a hardware person than software...so that does help...:biggrin
     
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  7. hbroomhall

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    Shouldn't need anything extra. Most browsers come with Javascript built in. Both IE and FF have options to turn it off, as it can be a source of trojans getting in, as it isn't exactly safe.

    The NoScript extension I have for FF enables Javascript on a site-by-site basis.

    The muddle between Java and Javascript is unfortunate - blame it on the Netscape engineers who came up with the name! They have no connection to each other.

    I suspect there may be something else on your machine stopping Javascript from working - but I have no idea what. Do other sites with it work?

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  8. noelg24

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    well there is not any other site I go to that uses Javascript other than Empire. So I dont know. Do you think say for example Anti-Virus or firewall stopping it from working? I did a google and found a site that mentioned Anti-virus maybe being the cause but I cant find anything in my anti-virus...saying that I use to remember months back when my AVG ran a scan it would pick up what appeared to be the javascript as if it was a virus and I always told it to ignore those until one day I stupidly got rid of them...do u think that might be it? Only at the time it never really occured to me...is there a way of getting them back on or what?
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    Well - the drop-down menus on our very own Certforums site uses Javascript to get the effect. If they work then your javascript is working!

    I suspect this is related more to opening new windows, as that is what that poster link does.

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  10. noelg24

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    yes thats right Harry...the javascript is working as the drop down menus on the CF site do work no problem...well I guess I will just have to find a way of getting this to work...but thanks anyway Harry...:biggrin
     
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  11. d-Faktor
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    only thing i can think of is that you have a) your pop-up blocker set to high, and b) your information bar disabled (otherwise you would have noticed). that is the only way i can replicate your problem with the ie7b2 install that i have here.
    so double check your pop-up blocker (tools > pop-up blocker > pop-up blocker settings) if you will.
     
  12. noelg24

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    nope its not that either d-Faktor...Pop up blocker is low and information bar is enabled and I always see that coming up...its nothing to do with that at all as far as I can see...but never mind...thanks...
     
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    The NoScript extension for Firefox is cool.
     
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  15. noelg24

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    thanks for that Sparky...i will have a look into that and give a try...cheers...:biggrin
     
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