Access Violation in Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1 with Specific HTML code

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Internet Explorer may generate the following error message:
The instruction at "0x70e45ed2" referenced memory at "0x00000022". The memory could not be "read".
This error message occurs if the following sample HTML code is used:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"><HTML><BODY onload="document.all.myform.myselect.value = '-1'"><FORM id=myform>  Note: This only causes a problem with the latest Internet Explorer  5.5 SP1 patch.  Open and then close the list box (without selecting an option)   to ensure that it has the input focus. Then type the letter "D"   (not in the list) and you should see the error...<SELECT name=myselect><OPTION value=1>A</OPTION><OPTION value=2>B</OPTION><OPTION value=3>C</OPTION><OPTION value=4>E</OPTION></SELECT></FORM></BODY></HTML>					
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
267954 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version         Size       File name   Platform   -------------------------------------------------------------------   01/31/2001  01:31p  5.50.4613.3100  2,643,728  Mshtml.dll  Intel				

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 version 5.5 Service Pack 2.

Article ID: 286689 - Last Review: 10/23/2013 15:59:18 - Revision: 2.2

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