Firefox 'Error Loading Script' Errors
Browser Scripting Errors ...
2. This page provides a unique insight into the real cause of 'Error Loading Script' errors in Firefox browsers and exposes the joint villains of the situation, Google and Firefox.
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Understanding The Scale ...
Reducing The Errors ...
this example scripting language declaration is now depreciated...
and is replaced by a declaration that uses a MIME type and does not specify a version...
'Error Loading Script' Errors ...
Reducing the number of errors and potential errors in our web page and library scripts had the effect of dramatically reducing the size of our daily scripting error log files. There were still a considerable number of scripting errors each day and with the benefit of hindsight these errors can be split into two categories; those errors that were within our control to fix and those errors that were not within our control to fix.
If we then move on to discuss those remaining errors that we eventually found were not within our control to fix. This group of errors can be easily identified by the following information contained in the error record and you can compare this information with the scripting error log file record displayed below (the one with the double black border around it).
- Firefox/Chrome/Mozilla Browser (and presumably other Gecko based browsers too).
- All error events are recorded as happening on Line 1.
- The error message is typically 'Error Loading Script'.
The Amazing Error Log Entry ...
Then in late November, 2008 came the breakthrough I had been hoping for. Late one night I was examining a daily scripting errors log file and came across the following entry for a Google, New Zealand Webpage. I loaded the URL into a browser and noted that the fourth search result down the page pointed to a page on the Web-Wise-Wizard site.
try the Google link to see if the Web-Wise-Wizard result is still there...
Now I did say it was late at night and I think that I must have been feeling a bit docile at the time I first saw this record. However, when I awoke the next morning I ready to start kicking myself around the bedroom.
Why on earth was a scripting error for a Google, New Zealand Web page being recorded in the Web-Wise-Wizard scripting error log?
Immediately following the Google error record was another error record, this time displaying the more familiar 'Error Loading Script' error and this record was legitimate for the Web-Wise-Wizard site. Both records were from the same IP address and had an identical time stamp and if you are wondering how this could happen it is because the Web-Wise-Wizard error trapping routine is designed to handle multiple errors, one immediately after the other in an split second.
165.84.106.xxx 01:06:15 Line 1 Error loading script http://www.web-wise-wizard.com/js/script-bin.js Firefox 5.0 (Windows; en-US) Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/22.214.171.124
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