An "Invalid Pointer" script error message may be displayed in Internet Explorer 8

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You use Windows Internet Explorer 8 to browse a webpage that contains an image that is specified by using the data URI resource. The image renders as expected. But when you access the src property of the image from the script on the webpage, an "Invalid Pointer" script error message may be displayed in Internet Explorer 8.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the length of the data URI resource for the image is greater than 4,096 bytes.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install this update.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For 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.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2675157.

For more information about the security update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2675157 MS12-023: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 10, 2012

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the data URI resource, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
data Protocol
For more information about the src property, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
src attribute | src property
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2688188 - Last Review: April 10, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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