Javascript change dropdown value to attribute of responseXML AJAX

I need to change the value of a dropdown to the value that comes from an AJAX called PHP script.

I try this two ways and both ways work in FF but not IE:

xmlDoc = xmlHttp.responseXML;
	var line = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("line")[0];
	//document.getElementById('o_contact_type1').value = line.attributes['type'].value;
	var type = line.attributes['type'];
	var o_contact_type1 = document.getElementById('o_contact_type1');
	o_contact_type1.options[o_contact_type1.options.length] = new Option(type.text,type.value);

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Hi, try this :

var type = line.getAttribute('type');


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Cannot alert the right value - tried your idea also. This is just a test run.

var title = line.attributes[1].nodeValue;
      xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", "secured/get_ids.php?title=" + title, false);
      var xmlDoc2 = xmlHttp.responseXML;
      var element2 = xmlDoc2.getElementsByTagName('doc2').item(0);   // Read the first element
      var line2 = element2.getElementsByTagName('line2').item(0);

Please suggest why this throws up an error in IE7.
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