dynamic <object> tag

Microsoft recently released a "fix" that, when installed from windows update, causes ActiveX controls in IE to not be activated by default. There is a script workaround, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I'm doing this in my html page:

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript" SRC="ActiveXLoader.js"></SCRIPT>
<DIV ID="helpLauncherDIV"></DIV>


function loadHelp(){
      str = ""
      str += '<OBJECT ID="helpLauncher" CLASSID="CLSID:20DABCB5-AB70-4E2B-BCA9-17155D5CF583"\n'
      str += 'CODEBASE="Resources/helpLauncher.cab#version=1,0,0,1"\n'
      str += 'WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="1">\n'
      str += '</OBJECT>\n'
      //document.getElementById("helpLauncherDIV").innerHTML = str

...the alert fires and shows the dynamic string. but the call to document.getElementById("helpLauncherDIV").innerHTML fails with "object required". Why isn't it finding my DIV? What else can I try? My div is not inside a <FORM>
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You have to call your JS function AFTER the div tag:

<DIV ID="helpLauncherDIV"></DIV>


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SweatCoderAuthor Commented:
well....duh! my bad.  :-/
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