FIX: The content of a Web page does not appear to update as expected when you use the "document.open" method in Internet Explorer 7 or in Internet Explorer 6

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You use the document.open method together with the replace parameter in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. In this scenario, the content of a Web page does not appear to update as expected. When you click the Back button, the updated content appears.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Internet Explorer 7

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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
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 file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Ieframe.dll7.0.6000.205436,056,44823-Feb-200703:14
Ieui.dll7.0.6000.20543180,73623-Feb-200703:14

Internet Explorer 6

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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
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 file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP Service Pack 2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Shdocvw.dll6.0.2900.32681,499,13606-Dec-200722:51
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.30891,516,03212-Feb-200817:52
Internet Explorer 6 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Shdocvw.dll6.0.3790.42341,508,35212-Feb-200817:57

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

MORE INFORMATION

To enable this hotfix, you must modify a registry key. To modify the registry key, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  5. Type FeatureControl, and then press ENTER.
  6. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  7. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  8. Type FEATURE_DOCUMENT_REPLACE_KB933182, and then press ENTER.
  9. Right-click FEATURE_DOCUMENT_REPLACE_KB933182, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  10. Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  11. Right-click iexplore.exe, click Modify, type 1 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
  12. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

REFERENCES

For more information about the document.open method, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536652.aspx

Properties

Article ID: 933182 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 8.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbvistasp1fix kbHotfixServer kbqfe kbfix kbbug KB933182

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