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a4j:support and IE8

Janardan Kelkar
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Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 72

Hi All,

I am using ajax4jsf 1.1.1 and myfaces in my project. The screens were working fine in IE6, but now i need to upgrade to ie8. In IE8, i am getting javascript errors, when using a4j.

When i change the value, i get a blank page with the following javascript error saying 'permission denied'

What should i do? Any Suggestions?


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Bhuvnesh Phadnis

Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 14
use this

Janardan Kelkar
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Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 72

Hi Bhuvnesh,

I used that tag and it is working...but am still having another problem. The page renders fine (in IE7 Mode), when i go to that page through commandlinks, but if i try to rerender specific jsf components using a4j:support, the rerendering appers to be not happening in compatibility mode i.e. , when i fire any a4j event, the page again appers incorrectly (in ie8 mode)..
Please help!

Radu Mircea
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Joined: Jun 14, 2009
Posts: 45
May be is time to update application's jars .
Janardan Kelkar
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Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 72

I am using ajax4jsf-1.1.1....thats the latest one!
mick kuiper

Joined: Dec 21, 2011
Posts: 1
I am new to JSF and attempting to maintain an older webapp and I am experiencing similar errors (blank page and permission denied) when running with IE8.

I was curious if you found resolution to your problem and would be willing to share what you (or someone else) found.

My problem occurs within org.ajax4jsf.framework.ajax.AjaxScript - A4J.AJAX.ProcessRespone function, when calling req.getResponseText().

Rama reddymails

Joined: Dec 24, 2010
Posts: 4

I am having same issues with IE 8.
Message: Permission denied
Line: 27
Char: 222
Code: 0

It works few times but fails most time and throws an error. NO page will be rendered how ever refreshing page brings the page back.

Its an legacy app - jsf 1.2 and ajax4jsg 1.1. (Updating jars is not an options ) .

Other versions of IE we do not see this issue.

Please let us know if any one has a work around.

Thanks in advance.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17421

There is a known problem with Internet Explorer and JBoss RichFaces. It primarily affects IE 8 users, but I've have an IE9 user or 2 claim to experience it as well.

The problem isn't actually with RichFaces, it's with IE, and there are 1-2 DLLs that have to be installed into Windows to make it work. it's one of my least favorite bugs, since I have to support this, but to fix it requires admin-level access to the computer of each and every IE user that has the problem and I am 2 levels and a continent's width away from them.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
Rama reddymails

Joined: Dec 24, 2010
Posts: 4
Thanks for the Reply.

I found a fix for the this issue and now it works with Ie8 and other browsers too.

Please see my response at

I agree. Here's the link:
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