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Today, I started getting errors in StackOverflow IE8 in compatibility mode

Hers is the question I was viewing (url) Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 1 Char: 18794 Code: 0 URI: http://sstatic.net/js/question.js?v=3ee78a262729

THEN

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; MDDR; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0) Timestamp: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:05:16 UTC

Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 1 Char: 18794 Code: 0 URI: http://sstatic.net/js/question.js?v=3ee78a262729

Message: 'StackExchange.question' is null or not an object Line: 28 Char: 13 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object expected Line: 420 Char: 9 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 1 Char: 1 Code: 0 URI: http://stackexchange.com/ads/launched-question/js?id=SE20-ad-container

THEN Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; MDDR; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0) Timestamp: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:05:33 UTC

Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 1 Char: 18794 Code: 0 URI: http://sstatic.net/js/question.js?v=3ee78a262729

Message: 'StackExchange.question' is null or not an object Line: 28 Char: 13 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object expected Line: 420 Char: 9 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 1 Char: 1 Code: 0 URI: http://stackexchange.com/ads/launched-question/js?id=SE20-ad-container

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; MDDR; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.2; OfficeLiveConnector.1.3; OfficeLivePatch.0.0) Timestamp: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:06:20 UTC

Message: Expected identifier, string or number Line: 1 Char: 18794 Code: 0 URI: http://sstatic.net/js/question.js?v=3ee78a262729

Message: 'StackExchange.question' is null or not an object Line: 28 Char: 13 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object expected Line: 420 Char: 9 Code: 0 URI: Strange scrollTop() bug (in some browsers)

Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 1 Char: 1 Code: 0 URI: http://stackexchange.com/ads/launched-question/js?id=SE20-ad-container

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The answer is simple: quit using IE8. :P – John Mar 23 '11 at 14:35
    
I don't get to dictate the browser choice :) - those customers unwilling to move from IE6 make it fun! – Mark Schultheiss Mar 23 '11 at 16:26
    
You could've just turned off compatibility mode, though :) – balpha Mar 23 '11 at 17:02
    
Have to have it on for some old IE code still in use that we have not yet updated in the major use of the browser. – Mark Schultheiss Mar 24 '11 at 18:39
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Classic "trailing comma" bug; as thus it only affected IE7. Fixed now.

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yay! I can comment once again! – Mark Schultheiss Mar 23 '11 at 16:27

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