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Javascript (IE) Image Size Problem.

Chris Coleman
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a simple piece of code which downloads an image and then obtains the images width -
works perfectly in Opera and Firefox, but in IE it sometimes produces an incorrect image dimension, which is a problem because I need the image dimensions to set a div that eventually contains the image as a background.

function setGlass(imgObj, show) {

  // Translate the foreground image name into a background image name for the glass.
  var newBackImg = bigImageDirectory + imgObj.src.substr(preViewImageDirectory.length);

  var bImage = new Image();

   bImage.onload = function () {
    bImage.onload = "";

// For testing the following sometimes returns an incorrect (too big) dimension iin IE ?
    if (show) {
      // Set or replace the positioning imgObject.
      p = new positionGlass (true, imgObj, bImage);

    // The image itself remains in the browser's cache.
    delete bImage;

  bImage.src = newBackImg;
  return true;
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