So I did quite a lot of tests with the above script.  Whenever the
error occurs, the Event.observe was never run.  You can stick other
code in that event, and it will not run.  Now that I'm testing on
another computer, it seems to only fail 10% of the time on IE8 in IE7
mode.

On Sep 4, 10:01 am, JoJo <tokyot...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi TJ,
>
> This is the simple script which will say "MYAPP.class1 is null or not
> an object - Line 33" about 25% of the time on IE8 in IE7-compatability-
> mode.  You must hit refresh a few times and then click the button to
> see the error.  Maybe we need to find out what makes IE7 and 6's JS
> engine different from IE8's.
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd";>
> <html>
>     <head>
>         <script src="scripts/lib/prototype.js" type="text/
> javascript"></script>
>         <script src="scripts/src/scriptaculous.js" type="text/
> javascript"></script>
>         <script type="text/javascript">
>             //<![CDATA[
>             var MYAPP = {
>                 Class1: null,
>                 class1: null
>             }
>
>             MYAPP.Class1 = Class.create({
>                 initialize: function() {
>                     this.myValue = 'my value';
>                 },
>                 speak: function() {
>                     alert(this.myValue);
>                 }
>             });
>
>             Event.observe(window, 'load', function() {
>                 MYAPP.class1 = new MYAPP.Class1();
>             });
>             //]]>
>         </script>
>     </head>
>     <body>
>         <button onclick="MYAPP.class1.speak()" />make class1 speak</
> button>
>     </body>
> </html>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> On Sep 4, 12:51 am, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi JoJo,
>
> > I suspect there's some small (but important) piece of information or
> > understanding that you don't have, being a beginner, but we're
> > shooting a bit in the dark trying to identify it.
>
> > Can you create an example of the problem using one very simple HTML
> > file and (say) two script files?  (Three if you need it to make the
> > problem occur.)  Paste them in Pastie[1] and drop us a link here, and
> > we'll try to figure it out.
>
> > FWIW, I've never had a problem with files getting loaded and executed
> > out of order.  I find it very, very hard to believe that that's
> > actually happening (Alex, if you have a reference for your earlier
> > comment, please do share it), the number of sites that would break is
> > legion.
>
> > If that really _is_ happening, another way to solve it is to combine
> > all of your JavaScript files into one file as part of a build
> > process.  There are good reasons for doing that anyway; more here.[2]
>
> > [1]http://pastie.org
> > [2]http://proto-scripty.wikidot.com/prototype:tip-minimizing-download-times
>
> > HTH,
> > --
> > T.J. Crowder
> > tj / crowder software / comwww.crowdersoftware.com
>
> > On Sep 4, 7:17 am, JoJo <tokyot...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > My classes are just class definitions.
>
> > > MYAPP.Class1= Class.create({...});
> > > MYAPP.Class2= Class.create({...});
>
> > > I don't create the objects until I get to main.js, which creates them
> > > after the window has loaded.  Why is IE7 not giving an error when I
> > > access MYAPP in Class1.js and Class2.js, but is giving an error when I
> > > access it in main.js? This native and function object talk just went
> > > straight over my head.  I am only a beginner to JS.
>
> > > On Sep 3, 10:51 pm, RobG <robg...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > On Sep 4, 3:43 pm, RobG <robg...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > On Sep 4, 4:40 am, JoJo <tokyot...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > > > ^ great article!
>
> > > > > > Now I have another question.  Here is my new workflow in an attempt 
> > > > > > to
> > > > > > execute files in the correct order across all browsers.  It works in
> > > > > > IE8, but not in IE7.  In IE7 I get an error saying "object expected"
> > > > > > on line 2 of main.js.  This is not very descriptive; what does it
> > > > > > mean?
>
> > > > > > (1) include my global wrapper MYAPP.js:
>
> > > > > >     MYAPP = {class1: null, class2: null}
>
> > > > > MYAPP is an instance of the built-in Object object (i.e. a native
> > > > > object). Because it has not been declared, it doesn't exist until the
> > > > > code is executed.
>
> > > > That is, until that line of code is executed.
>
> > > > > > (2) include Class1.js (no instantiation)
> > > > > > (3) include Class2.js (no instantiation)
> > > > > > (4) include main.js:
>
> > > > > >     Event.observe(window, 'load', function() {
> > > > > >         MYAPP.class1  = new MYAPP.Class1();
>
> > > > > Even if MYAPP exists at this point, the above won't work: the only
> > > > > native objects that can be used as constructors are function objects.
> > > > > MYAPP is and native object, it can't be used as a constructor as it
> > > > > doesn't have an internal [[consruct]] method (functions do).
>
> > > > Ooops, you're actually calling MYAPP.Class1 as a constructor, hey
> > > > nasty. You say the other script files don't to any instantiation, so
> > > > how do the MYAPP.Class1 and 2 properties get set?
>
> > > > --
> > > > Rob
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