View Full Version : Google Maps API and Javascript problem. Works in Firefox, why not IE?

10-27-2008, 06:06 PM
First, I apologize if you've seen this question elsewhere, but i wasn't sure exactly where to post it because it's facets overlap with respect to technical categorization.

I have implemented the Google Maps API and some javascript to create an application that determines product shipping distance using the Google Maps API and displays relevant content in a certain DOM element when the Google Map is refreshed.

Check it out here: http://www.schwebdesign.com/zooktemp/map5.php
Use Firefox first. It works fine doesn't it? It does for me. Firebug and the Web Developer Toolbar show NO javascript, css, or html errors of any kind.
That's exactly what it's supposed to do.

Using Internet Explorer 7:
The javascript for modifying the DOM element's content still works when the links on the left are clicked.
But the Map itself, calculation of Shipping distance, and display of relevant content in the respective DOM element upon finding shipping distance does not work. The map doesn't display.

It seems the jQuery code is working fine but not the Google maps code.

The error i receive is this:

Line: 4 Char: 9 Error: Object doesn't support this property or method. Code: 0

I'm assuming it's referring to http://www.schwebdesign.com/zooktemp/js/gmaps.js
Line 4 of gmaps.js contains only this:

Removing that line does not effect the line of the error or solve the problem.

please check out the source at: http://www.schwebdesign.com/zooktemp/map5.php
linked JS script i created is at: http://www.schwebdesign.com/zooktemp/js/gmaps.js

Why does this work flawlessly in Firefox yet die in IE? The code is perfect as far as i can tell.

Does anyone have any insight in to this?

Please, any advice is greatly greatly appreciated.

Here are some things i've tried:

adding DEFER to the script:
<script type="text/javascript" DEFER src="js/gmaps.js"></script>
Yielded no change.

disabling the code on line 4 that it seems to be referring to (map.enableGoogleBar();)
Yielded no change.

10-28-2008, 03:35 AM
close this one mods....answered here: http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=151019