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When you specify a global style sheet by using the IDocHostUIHandler::GetHostInfo implementation in an application that hosts the Web browser control, the global style sheet cannot be changed after it has been applied the first time.
MSHTML only updates its internal global style sheet when the style sheet is first created.
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The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 03-Oct-02 13:14 6.0.2722.300 2,763,264 Mshtml.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
This problem occurs only after MSHTML is initialized. This means that if you open a non-MSHTML document (such as a Microsoft Word document or any other type of active document server document), the next time you open an HTML file, MSHTML reinitializes the global style sheet with what is provided in the IDocHostUIHandler::GetHostInfo implementation.
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