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#33318 - 03/06/15 04:15 AM Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I'm using Firefox 36.1 and on some sites a page will not load and it says javascript:void in lower left hand window. I followed this Oracle link:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

but all the versions are for 64 bit, I think my Mac, build 7,1 is 32 bit. Have I hit the wall? Safari works fine on same sites.
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#33319 - 03/06/15 04:20 AM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Is "36.1" a typo? I d/l'ed v 36.0.1 just last night, and it's the latest stable version.
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#33328 - 03/06/15 02:27 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: artie505]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Typo.

Yeah, says Javascript:Void(null)

Then sometimes if I click a few times it goes through. Had this problem sometimes with older version of Firefox. So I went to Go> Utilities>Java Preferences>General>
Then I switched order from Java SE6 64-bit first to Java SE6 32-bit first and thought that's all smart and stuff, but it did not solve the problem...
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#33330 - 03/06/15 02:49 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Javascript has nothing to do with Java, so you won't get rid of a Javascript problem by changing the version of Java you have installed.
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#33333 - 03/06/15 03:35 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Originally Posted By: slolerner
I'm using Firefox 36.1 and on some sites a page will not load and it says javascript:void in lower left hand window.

1. I've found that unless I click directly on the link and let it connect however it wishes to (vs trying to open the link in a new window or tab), I often get exactly the behavior you describe.

2. Update your version of Firefox to 36.0.1 (if you have already as suggested by artie). It might help.

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#33353 - 03/08/15 03:22 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
That "Javascript:void(null)" likely indicates the Webmaster is generating the link using Javascript. Attempting to open the link in a new window or whatever probably won't work; you need to just click on it.

Java and Javascript both have the word "java" in them, but they're as different as a sharkbite plumbing fixture and a great white shark. They are completely unrelated things with different functions, invented by different people at different companies.
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#33355 - 03/08/15 04:37 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: tacit
That "Javascript:void(null)" likely indicates the Webmaster is generating the link using Javascript. Attempting to open the link in a new window or whatever probably won't work; you need to just click on it.

Click on what? It happens when I click on a hyperlink. Can I add something to my computer to make this problem go away, like Javashark or Sharkscript or something?
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#33357 - 03/08/15 05:53 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09

How about posting a link to a page on which this problem occurs?
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#33358 - 03/08/15 06:33 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: dkmarsh]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
It always happens with my online banking, so, I'm not sure I can post that, but I will keep an eye out for where it happens elsewhere. Thanks.
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#33367 - 03/09/15 03:31 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Although they all supposedly conform to one or more of the dialects of the same ECMA standard each different browser has its own unique implementation of the Javascript interpreter and there are differences and even a few outright incompatibilities among them. While the Mozilla Javascript interpreter that undergirds Firefox was the original and the base standard there can be incompatibilities, especially if the original target browser was Internet Explorer which has its own dialect called JScript. Try a different browser, I would suggest Google Chrome, and see if you have the same issue.


Edited by joemikeb (03/09/15 03:32 PM)
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#33371 - 03/10/15 07:04 AM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: dkmarsh]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
Javascript has nothing to do with Java,

Sometimes I think they did that to us on purpose, just to confuse us. (it's working great!)
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#33379 - 03/10/15 09:38 AM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1
Sometimes I think they did that to us on purpose, just to confuse us. (it's working great!)

No it is just that both developer teams were addicted to lots and lots of coffee. grin
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#33962 - 04/23/15 03:05 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: joemikeb]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I am still having this problem in Firefox and it is very annoying. I can't post a pic because it happens with my online banking and commerce stuff. Is the problem related that maybe the website disables JavaScript for security reasons? I don't know why Safari doesn't have this problem.

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#33966 - 04/23/15 05:30 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Have you tried bouncing your issue off your bank's webmaster?
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#33969 - 04/23/15 05:56 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
"D'oh!"

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#33972 - 04/23/15 07:03 PM Re: Firefox keeps giving message javascript:void [Re: slolerner]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I called the commerce site, but they don't know and after some snooping around, I do believe the problem is Firefox. There are a lot of angry posts when you Google "Firefox Javascript" Most are old, but some are more recent. The issue may have been resolved when I just downloaded 37.0.2. The site seems to be working now. Time will tell.

Although this version still does not give me an option to turn Javascript off and on, and that seems to be the problem.


Edited by slolerner (04/23/15 07:07 PM)
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