Saturday, March 1, 2008

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site, Operation aborted "Google Map API error"


Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site, Operation aborted and the Google Local Map API error:

Firefox has made it easy for me to nearly forget Internet Explorer exists. However, once in a while I will check my site's functioning ability in IE. Today, I discovered that the Google Map API I have been using was returning the following error while loading in IE. (see here)
"Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site. Operation Aborted"

Simple Fix

If you are getting this error, try this simple fix, it may help:
Keep this piece of code somewhere in the body of your document (where you want the map to appear):

<div id="map" style="width: 400px; height: 400px"></div>

Move all of the remaining code that google supplied you with when generating your API key (minus the div from above) to the very bottom of your document, outside of the body tag.

Advanced Fix
Suggested by Members of Google Groups

Enclose your JavaScript code into a function and then execute it through a body onload event.


Keep the script in your head

<script type="text/javascript">

function ShowMeTheMap()
var map = new GMap(document.getElementById("map"));
map.centerAndZoom(new GPoint(-83.7, 42.2), 3);

Change your body tag to this: <body onload="ShowMeTheMap();">


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