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.RemoveChild functioning in IE, throwing a Pointer error in FF

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I have a little snippet of code that is throwing an error in Firefox, but functioning fine in IE. Basically, it's a rating system. Once a user rates the item, the rating area needs to be removed. IE does this, but in Firefox I get the following error:


[Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER) [nsIDOMHTMLDivElement.removeChild]"  nsresult: "0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER)"  location: "JS frame :: :: jsUpdateHTML :: line 31"  data: no]

Can't seem to figure out what is throwing this in FF.  


var l_dStars = document.getElementById( "dStars" );
	for( var l_iCt = 1; l_iCt <= 5; l_iCt++)
		l_dStars.removeChild( document.getElementById( "dStar"+l_iCt ) );

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try:
var l_dStars = document.getElementById( "dStars" );
      for( var l_iCt = 1; l_iCt <= 5; l_iCt++)
            deleteNode("dStar"+l_iCt );

function deleteNode(elementId){
  var e=document.getElementById(elementId);
  if(!e)
   return;
  while( e.hasChildNodes() ) { e.removeChild( e.lastChild ); }
}
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Thank you so much! That worked perfectly!!
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