I recently got a new laptop with Windows 7 64-bit. A project I'm working on, which had been working in IE8 on XP, didn't work when I tried it on the new machine.
Here is a boiled down test case.
alert("test2");When I go to test.html, I would expect to see a new window pop up with alerts for "test" then "test2". In all other browsers I've tried (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and IE 6, 7, & 8 on pre-Windows 7 systems) it works. However, when I try this in IE8 on Windows 7, it opens the blank page, but no alerts appear (or occasionally just one).
Is this a bug?
I'm still really curious if IE developers know about this issue. It sure seems like a bug to me (though admittedly, somewhat obscure).