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Stack Overflow at Line: 0 error on clients viewing the web app

Posted on 2007-03-27
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We are getting an intermittent error on our clients (viewing a web app)  that I beleive may be cause by a javascript error.

The error reads as such:
Stack Overflow at Line: 0

We recently added a javascript at the request of our vendor. Is it possible that this is causing the issue? if so could you explain why?

theObjects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
for (var i = 0; i < theObjects.length; i++) {
   theObjects[i].outerHTML = theObjects[i].outerHTML;
}
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Question by:bbcac
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by:Zvonko
ID: 18803048
That is absolutely dangerous code.
First of all outherHTML is not standard but IE specific and does NOT work correctly when overwritten for regular html elements and for <objects> absolutely not usable!

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by:bbcac
ID: 18804235
when you say regular html... what do you mean?

Also, why would you EVER use a script like this?
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Zvonko earned 2000 total points
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Regular html elements are the one of them more then eighty percent of a web page consist.
Non regular are the rest, like <applet>, <object> and other mostly not used elements.

The script when used for some special <object> that install some special ActiveX elemenst shell do a Reset or Restart of that ActiveX. And that is nonsense. Better would be to have the ActiveX enable a public open method that can be called from script to ActiveX for restart or reset.

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by:bbcac
ID: 18806582
without editing any of the scripts or code is there anyway that I can determine which .js file or function is throwing the error if I find a client with it on the screen?
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by:Zvonko
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by:bbcac
ID: 18835573
Is it possible that this line of code is bringing down the apache server?

It seems that this error shows up arround the same time that the server goes down.
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by:Zvonko
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No that cannot be. It is a simple coincidence observation.
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