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Problem closing child browser window in IE10

Posted on 2013-01-25
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My code opens a child window which will fetch the "Updated.htm" page as a background process (if it is done as a foreground process, the animated GIF won't animate).

Once the page returns 200, then the parent window is refreshed, and then the small child window closes.

Everything works perfectly on all browser versions except for IE10.

On IE10, the parent window is refreshed, but the child does not close.

Any idea why the child does not close on IE10?
PageUpdate.htm
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Question by:Tim Titus
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by:Kiran Paul VJ
ID: 38822004
Not sure whether this works, just try.

Add this inside head that in PageUpdate.htm and check in IE10

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=9">

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by:Tim Titus
ID: 38829028
Nope, didn't work.  The window still stays open.
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by:Kiran Paul VJ
ID: 38829602
Just add a button in  PageUpdate.htm and in onclick give

self.close();

want to know whether its a problem of self.close();


Also try this in your existing code

replace

self.close();


with

setTimeout(function() {

self.close();

}, 2000);
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Tim Titus earned 0 total points
ID: 38833606
Ok, here's the really interesting part.  I added alert() messages around the code to see where IE10 stopped working and discovered something very tricky:

My original code:
opener.Reload();
self.close();

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I changed it to the following:
alert("Alert1");
opener.Reload();
alert("Alert2");
self.close();
alert("Alert3");

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I discovered that IE10 processes the "opener.Reload();" and refreshes the parent window but it does not return from this to process the alert("Alert2");.

I changed this to the following and it works perfectly in IE10 as well as all other browsers now:
opener.location.reload();
self.close();

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by:Kiran Paul VJ
ID: 38833714
I changed this to the following and it works perfectly in IE10 as well as all other browsers now:

Thats great... good to know its fixed.

You can close this question by selecting your own solution as answer.

-kiranvj
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by:Tim Titus
ID: 38850416
Self solved with further research
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