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Javascript window.location.hash IE problems

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Alright this peice of code

<script type="text/javascript">
      window.location.hash = '#' + document.cookie;
      alert(document.cookie);
</script>

Works perfect with FF but when I run it in IE it almost shows me the alert window.location.hash does not work with my IE7 any reasons why? Any workarounds? And yes alert gives me the value its suppose to so I know the cookie peice is working.

Thanks
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by:aumudin
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made some progress...

im using jquery / thickbox iframe modal. So the problem is when in IE window.location.hash tries to use it on the parent window.

Im now trying to figure out how to make it do it on the modal window
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by:Lolly-Ink
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This example works for me:

<html>
<script type="text/javascript">
   document.cookie = "divBottom";
 
   function test()
   {
      window.location.hash = '#' + document.cookie;
   }
</script>
<body onload="test()">
   <div id="divTop" style="height:1000">Top</div>
   <div id="divBottom">Bottom</div>
</body>
</html>

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Yup your very correct that works perfectly just not in a modal window. Reason I have come to find out is IE renders to slowly but reads the code fast so the function even on the onload event executes befor it can find the anchors.

We ended up having to make JavaScript wait a few milliseconds and then it worked perfect.
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