The DocumentComplete Event May Not Be Triggered When You Open a New Browser Window

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SYMPTOMS

In Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Explorer 6, the DocumentComplete event may not be triggered as expected. This problem is likely to occur if you are browsing in a new Internet Explorer window (for example, if you are browsing after you click a link that opens a new Internet Explorer window).

CAUSE

This problem is caused by a previous fix to Mshtml.dll.

RESOLUTION

Internet Explorer 6

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
   ---------------------------------------------------------
   19-Mar-2002  09:38  6.00.2715.1900  2,754,048  Mshtml.dll
				

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, Web page developers can use the DownloadComplete event instead of the DocumentComplete event. However, this may not achieve the same results.

STATUS

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 6 Service Pack 1.

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Article ID: 316593 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 3.9
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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