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Clicking on a Text Layout Component in WebCenter using Internet Explorer (IE7/IE8) returns Javascript Error: 'contentWindow' is null or not an object (Doc ID 1240743.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to click on a Text Layout Component using Internet Explorer (IE7/IE8),
the following error occurs.

Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)
Timestamp: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:26:30 UTC

Message: 'contentWindow' is null or not an object
Line: 36
Char: 1
Code: 0
URI: <HOSTNAME>:<PORT>/webcenter/afr/partition/ie/default/opt/<JAVA_SCRIPT-FILE>


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Create a new Group Space (GROUP-SPACE NAME>).
  2. Create a new page (Page1) based on:
    Scheme: Blank
    Style: Blank
  3. Add a Text Layout Component to the page with some text.
  4. When viewing the page using IE7 or IE8 clicking on the Text area it shows the error.


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