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Topic # 70036 17-Oct-2010 13:38
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hi folks,

I've noticed this morning that IE 6+7 are not able to load the Google maps start page.  OK, I know, download Firefox / Chrome, I'm just passing on the news in case anyone cares. 

IE8 works fine.

When you try launch maps.google.co.nz (or .com) you get an error box popping up saying "Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site Operation aborted" - I've seen this happen on other sites where maps have been embedded but not on Google's site itself.

I've tried it via a proxy in the UK and get the same issue, and I know the machines in question are clean.

I haven't looked into what's causing it, it seems unlikely Google would do this intentionally (against IE6, I could understand).  It's been happening since this morning as far as I can tell, only reason I heard about it was because I'm the sap that got lumbered with the call 

Anyone else seeing this, care to comment?

cheers,

Stu
 

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  Reply # 392848 17-Oct-2010 15:42
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It is a DOM / javascript issue on the Google maps start page, a few things I've noticed

It's a known problem (groan):
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/04/23/what-happened-to-operation-aborted.aspx 

The official KB starts off by gunning straight into "upgrade to IE8":
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927917 

I've noticed that pages with embedded maps built using the API seem ok, small relief for the web developers out there.

Oh well, at least Monday morning isn't going to be dull.
 
Might even get the pointy haired ones to agree to deploy a proper browser too.

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  Reply # 392854 17-Oct-2010 16:18
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Google have gotten away from IE6 now, because of this you will find some sites won't work as intended.

In saying that, there is quite a few other sites that are not supporting IE6 / IE7, it wouldn't surprise me if Google have done this, IE in general really holds back devs.

Rule of thumb, staying away from Internet Explorer ensures you have a good web browsing experience, Chrome is good for those going straight from IE to another browser. Firefox is good for those power users.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 392855 17-Oct-2010 16:22
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Actually, I tried this myself and it worked fine:



Except the fact it was maxing out my CPU the whole time.






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  Reply # 392952 17-Oct-2010 21:27
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hi,

I'm still seeing the issue, but not on bookmarked links, I think it is something specific to the start page.  Have you tried going there without being logged into Google & therefore having a default start page?

I realise the deficiency of IE6, just surprised that this issue affected IE7 too, what with it being a supported platform & generally not *quite* so web-unfriendly :)


 

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  Reply # 392958 17-Oct-2010 21:54
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kewalaka: hi,

I'm still seeing the issue, but not on bookmarked links, I think it is something specific to the start page.  Have you tried going there without being logged into Google & therefore having a default start page?

I realise the deficiency of IE6, just surprised that this issue affected IE7 too, what with it being a supported platform & generally not *quite* so web-unfriendly :)


 


Never used Google Maps with IE6, plus since it's running under Wine and doesn't save anything on exit I can safely assume that this is a fresh load. Can also log in fine, use the maps fine, with it all using 100% of my CPU. 






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  Reply # 393004 18-Oct-2010 07:21
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Interesting, the build I have of IE6 is from a Windows XP SP2 build, which therefore means it has been automatically upgraded to IE6 SP2.

I'll see if I can dig up my old build without service packs, unless someone beats me to it and finds a pattern!
 

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  Reply # 393010 18-Oct-2010 07:56
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The organistion I work for is also having this problem.
Not a good look, when it is a major resource for us.

The work around for us, is to load a result from the browser history. That way, the scripts causing this are not loaded. Ofcourse, if you delete your browswer history you are stuffed :P



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  Reply # 393259 18-Oct-2010 17:38
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Similar to what's been said, we've told people to bookmark the following link which works nicely:

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?geocode=&q

We've also found that installing KB2360131 fixes the issue, this one requires a reboot.


 

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