[Catalyst] Catalyst and FormBuilder vs. IExplorer 8

will trillich will.trillich at serensoft.com
Wed Oct 6 13:27:53 GMT 2010

The FormBuilder/Catalyst -generated HTML works just fine in Chrome and in
Firefox, so debugging there isn't useful. It also works fine in older
Internet Explorers. :( I was hoping someone has already run into this
FormBuilder-snag-with-IE8 and found an elegant fix...

And the "return validate_incident(this)" code is generated via FormBuilder,
that's why I was asking the list, hoping someone else here has run into this
and found a workaround.

We do have other DHTML javascript on the page (e.g. click to dynamically add
another upload-field) so Javascript and JQuery are working. IE8 has
apparently been tweaked enough that it doesn't recognize the object in that

Any ideas?

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 1:13 AM, Toby Corkindale <
toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au> wrote:

> On 06/10/10 14:00, will trillich wrote:
>> Short version: Catalyst/Formbuilder uploads work fine in firefox and
>> chrome, works fine in IE 6... but not IE 8, where it throws an "object
>> expected" error.
> Ugh, I hit this a little while ago, but have forgotten the details alread=
> I think you are looking in the right direction with the "this" though; try
> validating it in your function to ensure it contains what you're expecting
> perhaps?
> Also, can you verify that jquery is actually getting loaded OK?
> ie. In your document, put something like:
>  $(function() { alert("jquery has loaded!"); });
> and check to see that you get an alert box when you load the page. If not,
> fire up Chrome's developer tools, or Firefox's Firebug, and see they ment=
> any warnings or errors.
> -Toby
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