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Windows 7: Error message 'javascript:void(0)' - Unable to open some pages

11 Sep 2011   #1
abw1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 
Error message 'javascript:void(0)' - Unable to open some pages

Hi,
I've recently been having problems opening some pages in Internet Explorer. Today for example I wanted to go to HP's support site. I got to the main site but when I clicked on Product Support the page wouldn't open and the message 'javascript:void(0)' appeared in the bottom left hand corner. It seems to be a fairly random problem as it only affects some websites. Grateful for any help in resolving this. Thanks.
abw1


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11 Sep 2011   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you using a 'proxy server'?

Quote:
Using proxy servers act as go betweens between an IP address and the website. It renders users anonymous, hence its popularity. But it can interfere with websites when loading scripts.
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11 Sep 2011   #3
abw1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

No I'm not using a proxy server. Is it likely to be something to do with my broadband service provder (O2)?
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12 Sep 2011   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Read this article What Does JavaScript Void(0) Mean
  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
    Java SE Downloads
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u27 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u27-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
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14 Sep 2011   #5
abw1

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice Jacee. I checked my current version of Java and it seems I already have the most recent version (version 6 update 27). I've checked for other versions and there are none - only the most recent version. The article was helpful. It mentions Pop-up blockers and I do have my Internet Explorer pop-up blocked activated. I'll try turning it off to see if that helps. I guess I'll just have to put up with pop-ups.

Incidentally, it may be coincidence but I only noticed the problem when I upgraded to IE9!
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23 Oct 2014   #6
gh2k

Gentoo Linux 64bit
 
 
Javascript != Java

Jacee's comments about downloading the latest version of JRE, the Java Runtime Environment, have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this JavaScript problem.

Java is a programming language whose code is compiled into a bytecode and then interpreted by a Java Virtual Machine. JavaScript is a scripting language which gets interpreted (and is not compiled at all) by a JavaScript interpreter typically included with a web browser.

The two languages, Java and JavaScript, are completely unrelated. They share some features like object oriented programming. However one cannot write a Java program and run it in a JavaScript interpreter or write a JavaScript script and run it from the Java Virtual Machine.

So telling someone to download and install the latest JRE is of absolutely no help with any JavaScript problem.
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23 Oct 2014   #7
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

True. Good explanation! Although this is an old thread your input may help other others not to get confused about this.
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