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The solution would be to execute the code only when you know the page is fully loaded, i.e. using an onload event in the body tag.
One more thing to try when you get a page with errors is to load the same page in a different browser. I have noticed several non Microsoft sites that lose some functionality unless rendered in Internet Explorer (there are no actual error messages but some operations just do not work) and Microsoft sites that throw errors in browsers other than IE (I suspect but cannot prove that this is deliberate).
Other reason for error on page is a host file. I use Mike Burgess's host file to block ads, billing sites, and other bad web pages. Then I get errors on web page I know my Host file is working. It is nice block for your computers for most end users do not know about feature.
What I don't understand is why a page being viewed on IE might give the "error on page" message with the continue running scirpts - yes or no - button but the exact same page on Chrome or Firefox does not. Drives me absolute nuts. So much so, I avoid IE altogether unless something's not right on a site I open in C or F.
Response/addition to Jim de Graff:
I use the IE Tab in Firefox 4 for sites that are otherwise hard to work with. It works great. Also, since installing FF4 (w/ excellent results), Microsoft is sending " important updates to install" IE9 (still in beta) 24/7, with relentless pursuit. FF4 has increased search/download dramatically-I think Microsoft is aware of this simplicity and speed which have seem to elude them. I'm just saying....
Response to Harry Harper
Tried with IE clearing browser history/cache, even disabled all add-ons but STILL kept getting broken, unreliable websites and exclamtion/error on all website pages. But using Mozilla the 'error on page' doesn't occur. I don't understand this. I've always used IE and until recently had no issues with any websites- until one site only caused issues but responded well to Mozilla. Now, SINCE loading Mozilla, when I use IE instead it's really unhappy. Great mystery......
I have found that if you use a browser with an effective Ad Blocker, such as Flashpeak Slimbrowser, then this stops attempts at downloading files you do not need into the page, and there is less risk of the "error" problem.
Thanks! Your answer was wonderful. I had already discovered that hitting refresh then allowed me to display web pages, but didn't know why. And I have now quit SKYPE after logging on, and will open it only if I need it.
Do you mean "add-ons can sometimes comprise a web page and make it syntactically incorrect.", or "add-ons can sometimes compromise a web page and make it syntactically incorrect."?
Thanks, it's fixed now.
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