SDC Javascript tag does not fire correctly in Internet Explorer


Webtrends Analytics 8.x
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The Webtrends JavaScript tag is implemented with include files. The include files appear to load properly, but the tag does not fire off a hit to the SDC when viewing client activity with utilities like httpwatch or Fiddler. No error messages appear. Using the code in the include files will generate a hit if implemented inline on an HTML page. This affects Internet Explorer versions 6,7, and 8. Firefox is unaffected.


The include call is not being closed “properly” for IE.
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”/wt_includefile.js” />
You will need to hard close the call.
<script type=”text/javascript” src=”/wt_includefile.js”></script>

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This close method will also cause problems if used for <meta> tags.
i.e. <meta name=”blah” content=”blah_again” />
This should be closed like this:
i.e. <meta name=”blah” content=”blah_again”>

Although this method of closing XML style tags with “/>” is a commonly accepted standard, Internet Explorer does not recognize it as valid.