Page loads in Firefox but not IE

Posted on 2012-08-17
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Last Modified: 2014-08-14
I am using the Google Maps API to generate a map with a single KML file.  It works fine with Firefox, but displays a blank page when viewed in IE.  There are no errors displayed and this is the source that is shown in IE.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml">

<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
<meta charset="utf-8"/>
<title>Cumberland County LiveCAD Map</title>
<link href="css/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /><script type="text/javascript" src="//maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
      function initialize() {
        var latlng = new google.maps.LatLng(43.83, -70.42);
        var mapOptions = {
          center: latlng,
          zoom: 10,
          mapTypeId: google.maps.MapTypeId.TERRAIN

        var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_canvas'), mapOptions);
            var cadLayerOptions = {
              preserveViewport: true,
        var cadLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer('<url>', cadLayerOptions);
<body class="background" onload="initialize()">
      <div id="map_canvas" style="width:100%; height:100%; float:left"></div>
Question by:jmoran18251
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Gary earned 2000 total points
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That code doesnt work in FF,
You have a misplaced comma here which gives an error
preserveViewport: true,
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ID: 38305833
Maybe this http://code.google.com/p/html5shiv/ will help. My site (HTML5) doesnt work on IE8 and earlier. But works on FF

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ID: 38310909
I guess there is some issue with the doc type specified.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

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Remove the doctype from the file, the map is rendered both in IE & FF.

Also replace this code with yours (Comma removed)
 var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map_canvas'), mapOptions);
            var cadLayerOptions = {
preserveViewport: true

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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ID: 40237390
IE7 was the only browser it failed to load in and removing the comma as pointed out here

...fixed that
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You don't remove the Doctype.
The error was the comma and the accepted answer just repeats what I said 3 days earlier.

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