Cannot open XML in internet explorer - XP

Posted on 2006-04-07
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
HI all,

Our company creates XML pages with a file extension relative to the product we create. Our client machine was setup with windows 2000. The client was able to open these XML files in internet explorer with no issues. We have Recently formatted the machine and installed windows XP, now the client is unable to open XML files in IE. We are unable to launch the XML. ( nothing happens ) We can not open from the open command in IE. ( Nothing happens )

Any help is appreciated

Regards, Alan
Question by:Singnetsvc
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Accepted Solution

Geert Bormans earned 2000 total points
ID: 16399310
Hi Singnetsvc,

two possible issues
- you are using some javascript and dom objects that require msxml4 installed
please do so, it is not automatically installed with IE
(IE comes with msxml3)
download it from the microsoft website

- it could be a security issue
in Win 2000 IE opens XML files just like that
in XP, XML files are considered active content (since the default stylesheet calls the msxml activeX)
if you set you IE to allow activeX, or if you view the "warning bar"
you can see that


Author Comment

ID: 16399538
Hi Gertone,

I have found the answer although your suggestions are likely correct for others with this issue.

My issue was the file extension. By adding the file extension to registry under HKEY Classes Root. I was ablel to view the page.

Regards, Alan

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