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Javascript doesnt work in IE possible getelementbyid issue

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Script closes and opens div tag in firefox, ie 7, and safari, but not in ie 6



javascript code
#######################################################################

      <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
                  buildDimmerDiv();
                  function buildDimmerDiv()
                  {
                      document.write('<div id="dimmer" class="dimmer" style="width:'+ window.screen.width + 'px; height:' + window.screen.height +'px; display:none;"><\/div>');
                  }
                  function hideDiv(id){                  
                        document.getElementById(id).style.display = "none";
                        document.getElementById('dimmer').style.visibility = "hidden";
                        document.getElementById('dimmer').style.display = "none";
                  }

html code
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<div class="dimming" name="windowcontent" id="windowcontent" style="position: absolute; top:20%; left:40%; display:none;">
            <form method="post" style="margin: 0px;" action="login.php" name="loginform" id="loginFormId">
                  <input name="act[login]" id="act[login]" value="Login" type="hidden">
                  <table align="center">
                  <tr>
                        <td align="left"><span class="blue_txt">LOG IN</span></td><td colspan="2" align="left"><span class="message_error" id="errorSpan" style="display: none;text-align: left;">Login error - wrong user name</span></td>
                        <td align="right" colspan="2"><span class="blue_txt"><a href="" onclick="hideDiv('windowcontent');return false;"><b>x</b></a> </span></td>
                  </tr>
                  <tr style="padding: 10px;">
                        <td><span class="blue_txt">USERNAME:</span></td>
                        <td>
                        <input style="padding: 6px 0px 0px 10px; background: url(design/pic/uname.jpg) center center no-repeat; height: 19px; width: 187px;" id="login1" name="login" value="" class="input" type="text"></td>
                        <td rowspan="2" style="padding: 6px 6px 5px 20px; background: url('design/pic/login_cell_bg.jpg') no-repeat right;">
                              <a onclick="tryLogin();return false;" onmouseout="changeImageMy('login_button','design/pic/login.jpg');return true;" onmouseover="changeImageMy('login_button','design/pic/login_over.jpg');return true;" href="#">
                                 <img id="login_button" name="act[login]" src="design/pic/login.jpg" alt="login">
                              </a>
                        </td>
                        
                  </tr>
                  <tr style="padding: 10px;">
                        <td><span class="blue_txt">PASSWORD:</span></td>
                        <td><input id="login2" name="pass" value="" class="input" style="padding: 6px 0px 0px 10px; background: url(design/pic/uname.jpg) center center no-repeat; height: 19px; width: 187px;" type="password"></td>
                  </tr>
                  </table>
            </form>
          <div style="display:none; vertical-align: middle; margin: 10px;" id="formhide2" align="center">                      
                <table class="pbar3" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="vertical-align: middle;">
                <tr>
                <td>
                      <span id="progress1">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress2">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress3">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress4">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress5">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress6">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress7">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress8">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                      <span id="progress9">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>
                </td>
                </tr>
                </table>      
                {literal}<script type="text/javascript">do_prog(9,200);</script>{/literal}
          </div>
</div>
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by:hielo
ID: 21784021
This:
<\/div>

should be:
</div>

but I doubt that will fix the issue. You need to post the code that the browser sees/gets so that we can see what the browser sees.
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by:spotcher
ID: 21784049
it was at that but I was using html validation software and it told me to place it like that if its inside the javascript. I changed it got rid of vlidation error, and javascript still works in all browsers but IE.
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zemond earned 500 total points
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you should move the call under the function

Replace    
            
                  buildDimmerDiv();
                  function buildDimmerDiv()
                  {
                      document.write('<div id="dimmer" class="dimmer" style="width:'+ window.screen.width + 'px; height:' + window.screen.height +'px; display:none;"><\/div>');
                  }
 
With
 
                  function buildDimmerDiv()
                  {
                      document.write('<div id="dimmer" class="dimmer" style="width:'+ window.screen.width + 'px; height:' + window.screen.height +'px; display:none;"><\/div>');
                  }
                  buildDimmerDiv();

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by:spotcher
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Thanks i moved it to the bottom of all functions works great :)
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