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troubleshooting Question

Can't load FRAMESET target in IE8

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The HTML code below is designed to update the lower frame when a link in the upper frame is clicked. These files exist on a user's local hard disk and are opened from the hard disk. These files are not (and never will be) served from a web server.

This code works in Opera 10.6, Firefox 3.6, and IE7 under WinXP. BUT it doesn't work in IE8 under Windows 7. That's what I need help solving.

My source code is shown below and I've attached it as a ZIP file.

Things I've already tried:
Adding "Mark Of The Web"
Enabling "Allow active content to run in files on my computer."

*** index.html ****
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
<!-- saved from url=(0027)http://localhost/index.html -->


<frameset rows="40%, 60%">
<frame id="toc" name="toc" src="toc.html">
<frame id="message" name="message" src="about:blank">


*** toc.html ****
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<!-- saved from url=(0025)http://localhost/toc.html -->
<head><title>Table of Contents</title>

<p><a href="Body1.txt" target="message">View #1</a></p>
<p><a href="Body2.txt" target="message">View #2</a></p>


*** Body1.txt ****
This is the text
for File #1.

*** Body2.txt ****
File #2 is now visible.

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