Sample not working

Discussion created by HSL_GIS on May 1, 2013
I have been looking into the ArcGIS Server Javascript API and don't seem to be able to get things to work.

As an example I have been looking at the Add Shapefile sample:

When I choose to 'View live sample' I then load a zipped shapefile (with all the relevant files present) and nothing happens except the pathname to my file appears. Or is this the limit to what the application actually does? If so I'm slightly underwhelmed. I was expecting it to actually display upon the map.

I then copied the code and the website I created from it just appears blank, which makes me think that the code from the live sample is different to that posted.

Is there a limitation for different web browsers? Currently using IE8 (which I know a lot of organisations are using also, with no hope of upgrading any time soon).

Any help/advice appreciated.