Internet Explorer Unexpectedly Quits When You Use It to View a Web Page That Contains VML

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When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to view a Web page that contains Vector Markup Language (VML), Internet Explorer may unexpectedly quit (crash).


This problem may occur if a script in the Web page changes the src attribute on a VML image element to a different location.


A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix 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
   22-Sep-2003  10:55  6.0.2800.1265  2,284,544  Vgx.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.


For additional information, click the following article number 827799 to view the article 827799 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827799 MDI Program Quits Unexpectedly When You Close a Window That Contains VML


Article ID: 826940 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
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