Internet Explorer 5.5 Does Not Load a Redirected Document

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If you try to load a document that uses the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) <EMBED> tag and if that document is redirected to another site, Internet Explorer does not perform the redirect instruction, and the ActiveX control that is needed to view the document loads with a blank document.


This problem occurs because Internet Explorer 5.5 closes the port after it receives the redirect instruction and before it makes the new request since the host names of the two sites do not match. When this occurs, Internet Explorer does not correctly interpret that access to the redirected site should be enabled because the redirection instruction has occurred.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time     Version         Size       File name     Platform
   12/18/2000  5:25pm   5.50.4612.1800  2,746,128  Mshtml.dll    x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 281564 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1
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