Contents may possibly not be saved when using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0

Last update: 4 August 2017

Summary

You have opened a document in Fabasoft Folio or the Fabasoft eGov-Suite and the changes are not saved to the server. There is no error message on the client but the changed document is usually stored in a temporary directory on the client.

Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 apparently uses a pool of processes to display individual pages. This pool of processes is filled depending on the number of open windows / tabs. Unused processes are removed after some time from the pool (in our test scenario there where two processes for one open tab, 5 processes for 4 tabs, then one process for 3 additional tabs). 
If Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 removes a process with an open instance of a Fabasoft Tools Manager, this can lead to a situation where an open document (opened from Fabasoft Folio / Fabasoft eGov-Suite) cannot be saved back to Fabasoft Folio / Fabasoft eGov-Suite. 

Solution

A possible solution for this issue is to configure a longer delay before Microsoft Internet 8.0 shuts down processes as described in the following article: 
Closing an IE 8 TAB does not immediately close the spawned iexplore.exe process  

For Fabasoft eGov-Suite 8.0 SP1 and Fabasoft Folio 2009 Fall Release (and newer) Fabasoft released a hotfix to prevent such situations. Please contact  support@fabasoft.com  to obtain this hotfix. 

Applies To

  • Fabasoft Folio 2009 Fall Release
  • Fabasoft Folio 2010 Winter Release
  • Fabasoft Folio 2010 Spring Release
  • Fabasoft eGov-Suite Version 8.0 SP1

As Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 is not officially supported in versions prior Fabasoft eGov-Suite 8.0 SP1 and Fabasoft Folio 2009 the described configuration of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 is the only possibility to solve the issue. 

Fixed in Version

  • Fabasoft Folio 2010 Summer Release
  • Fabasoft Folio 2009 Fall Release + hotfix
  • Fabasoft eGov-Suite Version 8.0 SP1 + hotfix

If you have already installed hotfixes for Fabasoft Folio 2009 Fall Release please check the following minimum change date of the installed software components (change date in the file system of the installed software components):

Software component file minimum change date
fscvapp.coo 2010-08-24
fscvenv.coo 2010-08-17
fscvport.coo 2010-06-30
fscvwf.coo 2010-08-03
wf.coo 2010-06-17

If you do not have the files of the installed software components please check the following DLLs in your Fabasoft Folio installation:

Software component file minimum change date
fscvapp92.dll 9.2.5.67
fscvenv92.dll 9.2.5.61
fscvport92.dll 9.2.5.63
cmswf92.dll 9.2.5.62
coowfb92.dll 9.2.5.62

For the Fabasoft eGov-Suite Version 8.0 SP1 please check the minimum versions above (of Fabasoft Folio 2009 Fall Release) and the following files or DLLs.

Software component file minimum change date
elak.coo 2010-08-03
fscvgov.coo 2010-08-03
Software component file minimum change date
elak.dll 8.1.6.135
fscvgv81.dll 8.1.6.135
vgvctl81.dll 8.1.6.135

Further questions?