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9/21/10
Original Poster
zer4k

Ads causing problems in IE8


First of all, this is problem isolated to IE8, IE7 and IE6. Firefox and other browsers do not show this issue.
 
Without me changing anything on the site, yesterday I've been starting to get this error in IE8:
 
Internet Explorer cannot open the website ...
Operatin aborted
 
After I launched the Developer Tools I fount out the cause of the error, which is:
 
Could not complete the operation due to error 800a03e8.
render_ads.js
line 1
character 244
 
The line of the code that causes this issue is

(function(){var a="window.google_render_ad();";if(typeof google_protectAndRun=="function"&&typeof google_handleError=="function")a='google_protectAndRun("render_ads.js::google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad);';var b="script";document.write("<"+b+">"+a+"</"+b+">");})()
 
I did some reasearch on the web and it seems the javascript code is trying to change something before the page finishes loading
or
there's a problem with a one of the AdSense server.
 
I'm not sure which one is it.
 
Can you help me solve this issue?
Thank you.

2010-09-21
After I get the error, the page stops loading. If I try to refresh, nothing happens and the page is still stuck. If I close the window (tab) and reload the same URL, it loads with no problems.
 
This is not an error specifica to a certain page within my site and appears randomly
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All Replies (44)
stevenstl
9/22/10
stevenstl
we are having the exact same problem... i first noticed weird renderings of adsense ads in firefox...then everything was ok... now ie8 won't open at all with same error you are describing...the website is totally inaccessible.... yet chrome, safari, firefox still work fine
gman321
9/22/10
gman321
believe this is a problem on google's side, my site is totally gone in Internet explorer 8

darn.
jaer86
9/22/10
jaer86
I have having the same problem on my site. All browsers seem to work fine except for IE.  Either they have uncovered a bug in IE, or they have an error with their script.  This issue they say was fixed in IE8.  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2008/04/23/what-happened-to-operation-aborted.aspx 

Either this is a new issue or a problem with their code.  Either way, somone at google forgot to test in IE
stevenstl
9/22/10
stevenstl
how do we escalate this to code red?  the bug is killing our sites
intermesh
9/22/10
intermesh
We are also facing the same problem in IE6 & IE7. Has google provided any solution for this yet? Most of our sites are not working in these browsers.

I wish to see a reply from some of the google representative. I hope the are reading this.
Frevo
9/22/10
Frevo

I hope this issue will solved fast I just comment all the Google code out on my website.

 

aiwntrmute
9/22/10
aiwntrmute
If you move '<script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"></script>'
outside of <div> and just put it in <body> it seems to work....though there's still a bug in the code.
9/22/10
Original Poster
zer4k
My adsense code is not in a <div> and it never has been. So, "outside the div" does not work.
 
Since a few hours ago, the problem appeared randomly. Now I can't access any website that is showing adsense.
 
The only adsense enabled webpages that load, are the ones that serve the adsense code through a different script. Meaning, they don't have the actual adsense code in their page's html.
stevenstl
9/22/10
stevenstl
it appears like google has fixed the problem...our site is working in ie8 right now
gman321
9/22/10
gman321
still not working in ie8, if i remove google's ads, it works.

jeez
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AdSensePro Robin
9/23/10
AdSensePro Robin
Hi Everyone,

Check this post out - http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=5185d2ee23123e84&hl=en.

Thanks for all the feedback,
Robin
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