"Operation aborted" error message when you open a Web page that uses the appendChild method in Internet Explorer 8 or in Internet Explorer 7

Symptoms

You develop a Web page that uses the appendChild method. You open this Web page in Windows Internet Explorer 7 or in Windows Internet Explorer 8. However, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Operation aborted

Resolution

Security update information


To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note This update was first included in security update 980182 (MS10-018). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

980182 MS10-018: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To use this update, you must create a registry key. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Startstart button , type Regedit in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ALLOW_APPENDCHILD_ON_FRONTIER_KB974322, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click FEATURE_ALLOW_APPENDCHILD_ON_FRONTIER_KB974322, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type Iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
  7. Right-click Iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

More Information

For more information about the appendChild method, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 974322 - Last Review: Jun 21, 2014 - Revision: 1

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