Browser Fails to Close When Calling window.close() in a JavaScript Application

Article ID: 23427115

Symptom

When Calling window.close() in a JavaScript Application on a Windows Mobile 2003 Device, the Browser Fails to Close

Facts

Symbol devices running Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket Internet Explorer

Root Cause

The reason this does not work is because it is not a supported method of the window object.

Resolution

When trying to close the browser through a Javascript application using Window.close(), the application is not closing the browser.
It is documented in the document object model (DOM) for WM 2003 that Window.close() is supported.

At this time there are no known workarounds to close the browser from within the application.

No action taken.  The DOM is incorrect and should not state that this works.