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Hi,
Im quite new to jquery and front-end web development. Im using Wordpress as CMS and decided to add Jquery's smooth scrolling effect via localScroll plugin. The script/button (Back to Top) works well in FF, Safari and Chrome, however much to my dismay it doesnt work in IE7. I was hoping someone could help me debug this issue. Also,there are some errors popping out when i load the page in IE, but i dont know how to fix this.

IE ver. 7.0.6001.18000

This is the site url:  http://howigetfit.com/lvd/

Tks.
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1. The initial error is coming from the swfobject script (";" expected). have you tried the localscroll without the swfobject script?

Also, a google search for "j.parentnode is null" (w/o quotes) shows more details on the swfobject script. This is the second js error that appears.

Could it be because you have included two versions of the same swfobject script?

<code>
<
script
 src
=
"http://howigetfit.com/lvd/wp-content/plugins/wp-swfobject/2.0/swfobject.js" 
type
=
"text/javascript"
></
script
>

<script
 type
="text/javascript" 
src
="http://howigetfit.com/lvd/wp-content/themes/lvd/js/jquery.js"
></script
>
<
script
 type
=
"text/javascript" 
src
=
"http://howigetfit.com/lvd/wp-content/themes/lvd/js/swfobject.js"
></
script
>

<script
 type
="text/javascript" 
src
="http://howigetfit.com/lvd/wp-content/themes/lvd/js/scrollTo.js" 
></script
>

<script
 type
="text/javascript" 
src
="http://howigetfit.com/lvd/wp-content/themes/lvd/js/localScroll.js"
></script
>

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</code>

This thread shows that double including that script could be an issue:
http://groups.google.com/group/swfobject/browse_thread/thread/3cd38938f5c9b831

IE handles oddly when there are js errors. It can affect all other javascript on the page.

2. http://flesler.blogspot.com/2007/10/jqueryscrollto.html#scrollto_troubleshoot

This mentions how to troubleshoot when this script doesn't work on IE. Have you implemented these details?

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by:tats611
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Hi,

Thanks for this answer. Indeed, wp-swfobject is conflicting with jquery ScrollTo plugin. Any ideas how to make these two work, or what is causing the conflict?

Tks.


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Hi,

Upon turning on and off some of the plug-ins. I finally found the culprit.

jQuery("ul.sf-menu").superfish is not a function --> error

Its one of the special functions of the multi-drop down plugin <Suckerfish>.  I was able to turn off the function using the old version, but when i updated the plugin <which claimed that the updates will fix the issues> , the error pops out again...LoL.

I tried to google for some answers--nada. I hope some expert can look into this and shed some light...thanks.
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I'm not familiar with that script, but I do see that you're passing in nullstrings for the autoArrows and dropShadows json values whereas the superfish example shows boolean:

$(document).ready(function() {
        $('ul.sf-menu').superfish({
            delay:       1000,                            // one second delay on mouseout
            animation:   {opacity:'show',height:'show'},  // fade-in and slide-down animation
            speed:       'fast',                          // faster animation speed
            autoArrows:  false,                           // disable generation of arrow mark-up
            dropShadows: false                            // disable drop shadows
        });
    });

does that affect anything?

From http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/#options
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Glad we were able to help find an answer
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