Need some help with some JavaScript

Subject: Need some help with some JavaScript
From: Chuck Martin <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 11:00:12 -0800

Posting here (a community where I've been a long member) first before going to a JS-specific community (where I've not been before).

I'm trying to figure out why this code works fine in Firefox (1.0) but
causes an error in Internet Explorer (6.0).

This is inside the HEAD tags:

<script language="JavaScript">
function helpwin(URL, name) {
var upperLeft = (screen.availWidth / 2);
var winHeight = (screen.availHeight / 2);
var w = (screen.availWidth / 2);
var win =, name,
'toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,width=' + w + ',height=' + winHeight
+ ',left=' + upperLeft + ',top=0');


And this is in the BODY tags:

<p>Click <a href=""
'GoalView Help');">Help</a> to view the help. </p>

I get an "Invalid Argument" error, and when I try to debug it, I can
get no additional information. (When I click Help on the error message
box, I get another error mesage saying that the help can't be
displayed while Internet Explorer is being debugged.) If I say No to
debugging, I get an Explorer-like file list in the browser. the error
seems to be in the line.

Just to make sure, I type javascript: in the Firefox address bar, but
the JavaScript console shows mo errors.

I had someone elsewhere where I asked question if it was the space in the filename, but I dont' think so; it's properly URL encoded.

Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net

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