Hey folks,
maybe you can help me out with this.

I got a simple function that I use to load sub-categories when clicking on a parent category:

function toggleSubCats(cat, id)
    /* Vars and stuff */
    catObj = $(cat);
    var send=null;

/* Now figure out the status of the element and open or close based on what's found */
    if( catObj.getStyle('display') == 'none') {
        catObj.setStyle({display : 'block'});
    } else {
        catObj.setStyle({display : 'none'});

/* Let's first dump a loading image in the target div then send the AJAX request */
    catObj.update("<img src='" + base_images + "loading_small.gif' />");
    var url= base + 'galleryback/showSubCat/'+id;

    new Ajax.Updater(catObj,url);

    /* Alternative to Ajax.Updater() call
    new Ajax.Request(url, {
        method: 'get',
        onSuccess: function(transport) {

All it's supposed to do, is to get the element (in this case a div) with the id submitted in the cat parameter and display/hide it. If display is set to block, then an loading image is shown and ajax.updater is called to load the sub-categories to the higher category (id parameter).

This works fine in FF3.6, Chrome and Safari, but in IE8 the loading image is not replaced with the loaded sub-categories. If I replace the Ajax.Updater call with an Ajax.Request call (see commented section below Ajax.Updater) it does not work either in IE8, but I can alert the responseText and the catObj.update() does not raise an error, it just doesn't have any effect.

Not sure this is important but here is another info that might help you solving this: On intital loading of the page I display only the top categories, clicking on one of them calls the above shown function and displays the child categories. But clicking on one of the loaded child categories, it's where the problem starts and it does not work anymore in IE8. Do you think it's some weird problem caused by adding elements after the DOM was loaded?

I really hope you can help me with this!

Thanks in advance,


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