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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Changing window.location in IE 6

For some crazy reason, IE 6's crazy Javascript engine doesn't want to take me to a new URL by simply changing the window.location or window.location.href properties:

var newUrl = "http://patrickgibson.com/";
window.location = newUrl;
// This also doesn't work!
// window.location.href = newUrl;

But, the following code which shouldn't make a difference does work!

var newUrl = "http://patrickgibson.com/";
setTimeout(function()
{
    window.location = newUrl;
}, 0);

Go figure!

Posted at 13:46
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