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Javascript - error on page.

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My OS is Windows XP and browser is IE6.
When I put the mouse over a  hyperlink in a web page,for example cnn.com, the word 'javascript' sometimes appears in the status bar followed by the web address. I then click the hyperlink and a yellow triangle containing an exclamation mark appears followed by the words 'error on page'. And that's as far as I get.
If I right click the hyperlink and go into properties I note the protocol is unknown and the type is not available.
Can anyone help?
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Question by:LaurenceG
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by:bebonham
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sounds like their website is not compatible with you.
what you describe for properties is exactly what is on mine too so thats oky.

javascript works on your computer right?
you don't have any funny security settings?

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First of all, when you get javascript:functionName('www.webpage.com') or something like that in the statusbar the reason for that is simply that there is a javascript-link on the page, something like

<a href="javascript:functionName('http://webpage.com')">Link</a>

Instead of the ordinary http-protocol(<a href="http://...), they are using javascript. That's probably why you get "protocol unknown".

The reason why you get errors is either the setupof your browser(Not javascript-enabled?)  or errors on the webpage. The last one is the most common.

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by:jpoesen
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please give us a link to a page where this problem occurs, so we can try to duplicate it to get an answer.

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by:CJ_S
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You have nothing to worry about. Sites like CNN can contain errors too... it's only a javascript error and the properties have nothing to do with it. You don't have to worry about anything. It just happens and there is nothing you can do.

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by:c_ranjit
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I believe it is a window.open property which is being used to redirect you to the concerned address. The exclamation mark with Error on page indicates a javascript error which was done while the page was being created. If you are trying to open the link by right clicking and open in new window, it won't open since window.open property is not supported by right click.
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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