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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: https://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: https://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: https://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! 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. Mar 24 '11 at 18:39
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Classic "trailing comma" bug; as thus it only affected IE7. Fixed now.

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