Internet Explorer 6 may stop responding when you use the CreateObject() function to create an HTML document

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When you use the CreateObject ("HTMLFile") function to create an HTML document, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 may stop responding. You may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.
When you click the link to view the data in the error report, you receive an error signature that is similar to the following:

Error signature:AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: mshtml.dll ModVer: 6.0.2800.1106 Offset: 000a0249

This problem occurs when you use the createElement("TABLE") method to create a table, and then use the insertRow(-1) method to insert a row into the table.
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: 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 tool in Control Panel.

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------   13-May-2005  18:48  6.0.2800.1508   2,704,896  Mshtml.dll

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------   09-Jun-2005  02:37  6.0.2900.2694   3,015,168  Mshtml.dll 
To work around this problem, use the open() method to open the object before you use the object.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 6.
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