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The window.createPopup method to create a modal window does not work with protected mode enabled in Internet Explorer 8
Article ID: 2534550 - View products that this article applies to.
You open a modal dialog box from a webpage. In the modal dialog box, you use the window.createPopup method to create a popup window. However, if the webpage is opened in Internet Explorer 8 from the Internet zone and protected mode is enabled, the popup window does not appear in the modal dialog box.
Note This issue affects Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista.
To resolve this problem, install this update.
Security update informationTo resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2586448.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2586448/ )MS11-081: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 11, 2011
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to create a popup window object, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
createPopup MethodFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates