What is the “Operation Aborted” error in Internet Explorer?

I recently added JQuery’s date-picker control to a project. In Internet Exploder, I get the following error message:

Internet Explorer cannot open the
Internet site


Operation aborted

What is causing this problem?


There was a related question earlier today:

Operation Aborted Error in IE

This is a common problem.

It occurs in IE when a script tries to modify the DOM before the page is finished loading.

Take a look at what sort of scripts are executing. You’ll find that something is getting started before the page is finished loading. You can use the window.onload event to correct the problem (or one of the onDomReady library functions).


Read XLSX file in Java [closed]

I need to read an Excel 2007 XLSX file in a Java application. Does anyone know of a good API to accomplish this task?


AFAIK there are no xlsx-libraries available yet. But there are some for old xls:

One library is jxls which internally uses the already mentioned POI.

2 other links: Handle Excel files, Java libraries to read and write Excel XLS document files.


How to format a duration in java? (e.g format H:MM:SS)

I’d like to format a duration in seconds using a pattern like H:MM:SS. The current utilities in java are designed to format a time but not a duration.


If you’re using a version of Java prior to 8… you can use Joda Time and PeriodFormatter. If you’ve really got a duration (i.e. an elapsed amount of time, with no reference to a calendar system) then you should probably be using Duration for the most part – you can then call toPeriod (specifying whatever PeriodType you want to reflect whether 25 hours becomes 1 day and 1 hour or not, etc) to get a Period which you can format.

If you’re using Java 8 or later: I’d normally suggest using java.time.Duration to represent the duration. You can then call getSeconds() or the like to obtain an integer for standard string formatting as per bobince’s answer if you need to – although you should be careful of the situation where the duration is negative, as you probably want a single negative sign in the output string. So something like:

public static String formatDuration(Duration duration) {
    long seconds = duration.getSeconds();
    long absSeconds = Math.abs(seconds);
    String positive = String.format(
        absSeconds / 3600,
        (absSeconds % 3600) / 60,
        absSeconds % 60);
    return seconds < 0 ? "-" + positive : positive;

Formatting this way is reasonably simple, if annoyingly manual. For parsing it becomes a harder matter in general… You could still use Joda Time even with Java 8 if you want to, of course.


Is there any performance reason to declare method parameters final in Java?

Is there any performance reason to declare method parameters final in Java?

As in:

public void foo(int bar) { ... }


public void foo(final int bar) { ... }

Assuming that bar is only read and never modified in foo().


The final keyword does not appear in the class file for local variables and parameters, thus it cannot impact the runtime performance. It’s only use is to clarify the coders intent that the variable not be changed (which many consider dubious reason for its usage), and dealing with anonymous inner classes.

There is a lot of argument over whether the final modifier on the method itself has any performance gain since the methods will be inlined by the optimizing compiler at runtime anyway, regardless of the modifier. In this case it should also only be used to restrict the overriding of the method.


Javascript form submit: Object doesn’t support this property or method (IE7)

I’m trying to submit a form with javascript. Firefox works fine but IE complains that “Object doesn’t support this property or method” on the submit line of this function:

function submitPGV(formName, action)
    var gvString = "";

    pgVisibilities.each(function(pair) {
        gvString += pair.key + ":" + pair.value + ",";

    $('pgv_input').value = gvString;

    var form = $(formName);
    form.action = action;

Called here:

<a href="javascript:submitPGV('ProductGroupVisibility','config/productgroupvis/save')">

Here’s the form:

<form id="ProductGroupVisibility" action="save" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="ows_gv..PGV" id="pgv_input" value=""/>

Any ideas?


Try checking the type of the element IE is selecting:

// For getting element with id you must use # 
alert( typeof( $( '#ProductGroupVisibility' )));

It is possible there is something else on the page with that ID that IE selects before the form.

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