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Error in IE when opening ckeditor.  "Not enough storage is available to complete this operation."

Posted on 2011-04-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
When I attempt to open ckeditor in IE, I get a console error.  MSIE Console reads as follows:
SCRIPT14: Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.
ckeditor.js, line 1234 character 17

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Line 1234 reads as follows:

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In Context, Lines 1232-1244 read as follows:
        appendStyleSheet: function(h) {
            if (this.$.createStyleSheet)
            else {
                var i = new d.element('link');
                    rel: 'stylesheet',
                    type: 'text/css',
                    href: h

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There are multiple editors, but only one is ever created at any one time by the following script:
	<script type="text/javascript">
		// param mdfyFrm for use within functions
		var mdfyFrm;

		// click function for editable text areas
		$('.editable').click(function(mdfy) {
			var element = mdfy.target || mdfy.srcElement;
			element = element.parentNode;
			if (element.nodeName.toLowerCase() == 'div'
				 && (element.className.indexOf('editable') != -1 ))
		// replaceDiv function - replaces div with ckeditor
		function replaceDiv(element) {
			if (mdfyFrm) {
			mdfyFrm = CKEDITOR.replace(element);
		// removeEditor function - replaces ckeditor with div and placed content
		function removeEditor() {
			if (!mdfyFrm)
			$('.editable').innerHTML = mdfyFrm.getData();
			mdfyFrm = null;


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If an area contains a div with the class attribute of 'editable', an editor can be created by clicking on said area.  If an editor is open and another area clicked, the open editor closes and the area which was clicked spawns an editor.  If the user 'mouses' out of the form boundaries, the removeEditor() function closes any open editors.

Hopefully, I am not the only one who has come up against this issue.  Thank you in advance for your input.
Question by:brianmfalls
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ID: 35486671
Maybe another clue???

Error: Unable to get value of the property 'destroy': object is null or undefined

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Big Monty earned 2000 total points
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not sure if you still need help with this (doubt it) but this thread fixes the issue:


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ID: 39644647

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If i use this fix, its not working for IE 7,8,9
The style sheet is not added and a script error comes saying.
'$.styleSheet' is null or not an object in /ckeditor/ckeditor.js line 37 character 482
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by:Big Monty
ID: 39645024
are you importing a lot of stylesheets? Ie has a limit on how many you can import:


If that's not the problem, I suggest opening up a new question and see if you can get other experts involved, I haven't come across that error before

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ID: 39655808
Yes Thank you, that did it.
We minimized the number of stylesheets we are importing, now its working.

We have not touched ckeditor.js.
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by:Big Monty
ID: 39656688
glad I could help :)

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