Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vista Desktop reports issues with Internet Explorer

q: Why does our newly re-built Vista Desktop report issues with Internet explorer:

  • Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://<Web site>.com. Operation aborted.

a: Microsoft says it is because of issues with IE7.  Simply upgrade to IE8 and it will go away.

  • http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927917
  • This problem occurs because a child container HTML element contains script that tries to modify the parent container element of the child container. The script tries to modify the parent container element by using either the innerHTML method or the appendChild method.
  • Note: Chances are, if you're still using IE7 you need considerably more updates than just IE8 so run Windows Updates repeatedly until it says you're up to date.