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Opening or Editing a Web Page or CSS File Crashes Expression Web 3 SP1

Expression Web 3 with Service Pack 1 crashes with the below or similar error message, when opening or editing a web page or cascading style sheet (CSS):

Microsoft Expression Web 3 has encountered a problem and needs to close.

You may also see an event log entry similar to one of the following in the application event log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Faulting application expressionweb.exe, version 3.0.3813.0, stamp 4afaebc1, faulting module mfc90u.dll, version 9.0.21022.8, stamp 4731602a, debug? 0, fault address 0x000d22b0.

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
Faulting application name: ExpressionWeb.exe, version: 3.0.3813.0, time stamp: 0x4afaebc1
Faulting module name: mfc90u.dll, version: 9.0.30729.1, time stamp: 0x488f1605
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00213209
Faulting process id: 0x%9
Faulting application start time: 0x%10
Faulting application path: %11
Faulting module path: %12
Report Id: %13

For more information on viewing information in the Event Viewer, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

947321 How to view error messages in Event Viewer;EN-US;947321
The issue may occur in the following scenarios:

1) You open a web page or cascading style sheet (CSS) file that contains a style similar to the one below.

list-style-image: url('image.gif');


2) You add a style that uses the list-style-image CSS property to an existing web page or cascading style sheet (CSS) file.

To resolve this issue, install Expression Web 3 Service Pack 2. For more information on Service Pack 2, including download links, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Description of Expression Web 3 SP2
For more information on the list-style-image CSS property, see the following URL in MSDN.
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Article ID: 2028851 - Last Review: 05/12/2010 22:29:00 - Revision: 3.0

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