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XMLHTTP call fails for URLs with embedded user credentials
Article ID: 832414 - View products that this article applies to.
Note The update that is described in this article is superseded by the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
You make XMLHTTP calls with the following formats:
The call fails, and you receive the following error message:
However, the following call is successful:
Invalid Syntax Error
The Microsoft Internet Explorer security update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article bans URLs with embedded user credentials:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832894/ )MS04-004: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Even after you apply the fix that is provided in this article, XMLHTTP calls with URLs in the following formats still fail.
You must apply the fix, and you must also change the URL to the following format.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft. This fix will only enable the scenario where user credentials are passed as parameters in the Open() method call. This fix will not enable scenarios where the user credentials are embedded in the URL.
Note This fix is only for the following versions of the Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML):
To work around this problem, use the following format.
Microsoft has confirmed that the scenario where user credentials are passed as parameters in the Open() method call and are not embedded in the URL, is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information, see the following Microsoft Security Bulletin:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-004.mspxFor more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834489/ )Internet Explorer does not support user names and passwords in Web site addresses (HTTP or HTTPS URLs)
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269238/ )INFO: Version List of the Microsoft XML Parser
278674The example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places, and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, places, or events is intended or should be inferred.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278674/ )Determine the Version of MSXML Parser Installed on a Computer