IE 8 and dhtmlxlayout.js error

The following code works with latest Firefox and Chrome. But IE 8 generates a javascript error in dhtmlxlayout. IE 10 works just fine. Here’s the code:

html, body {
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
margin: 0px;
overflow: hidden;

var main_layout = new dhtmlXLayoutObject( document.body, '2E' ); main_layout._minHeight = 25; var i_menuFrame = main_layout.cells('a'); // define top half frame i_menuFrame.setHeight('25'); i_menuFrame.hideHeader(); i_menuFrame.attachURL('menuTop.php'); i_menuFrame.getFrame().id = "topmenu"; // assign an ID to frame A document.getElementById('topmenu').scrolling = 'no'; document.getElementsByTagName("table")[0].deleteRow(1); // delete between A and B //var divs = document.getElementsByTagName('div'); // divs[30].style.backgroundColor = '#ff0000'; //var xx = document.getElementsByTagName("table")[2]; // = '7em solid red'; var layout_2 = main_layout.cells('b'); // define bottom half frame var layout_3 = layout_2.attachLayout('2U'); // split bottom half into two var i_vertMenu = layout_3.cells('a'); // vert menu frame i_vertMenu.setText('Navigator'); i_vertMenu.setWidth('250'); i_vertMenu.fixSize(1,0); i_vertMenu.attachURL('menuVert.php'); var i_content = layout_3.cells('b'); // main contents frame i_content.hideHeader(); i_content.attachURL('menu.php'); var i_contentFrame = i_content.getFrame(); i_contentFrame.className = "iframeA"; // Load content into main area function loadContent (ppage) { i_contentFrame.src = ppage; return false; } // Return pointer to content area function contentFramePtr () { return window.frames[2]; } // Load content into menu areas function loadMenuFrame (ppage,frameID) { var mf = 0; if ( frameID == 'menuframe2' ) mf = 1; window.frames[0].frames[mf].location.href = ppage; } [/code] Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; InfoPath.3; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E) Timestamp: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:28:18 UTC Message: Object required Line: 9 Char: 178 Code: 0 URI: [ ... xlayout.js]( Thank you, John

What dhtmlx version do you have and how to reproduce the issue?

Sorry for the delay in responding. I have version 3.6. I simply used IE 8 to run the code I provided above and get the error.

I’m getting the object required error on this line:


I just noticed the code I originally was not complete. Here is the code that generates the error:


html, body { width: 100%; height: 100%; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; }


OK, I figured it out. I was missing the tag in the html file. Seems that newer browsers automatically set one where IE8 doesn’t.

Thank you.