Greetings people. In a rather heavy web application, we are using the ActiveX object "Microsoft.XMLHTTP" to include (a *lot* of) XML files. The problem is, we are now experiencing crashes (or more "freezes") on all IE versions. IE5.0 and IE5.5 are most crash prone (70-80% of the loads stop) and IE6 is nice enough to work at leat 50% of the time. If I wait it out (and we're talking about 3-5 minutes of complete freeze state for iexplore.exe) IE will eventually fire an alert saying it didn't find the file, and then make a complete halt. IE might not find the file, but it's there alright. When reloading, and waiting for a few minutes again, IE claims another file is missing. Now I don't think anybody on this list have missed my warm (rather boiling) feelings for IE, but I really don't want to think that it can't handle these HTTP-requests. My browser-of-heart, Mozilla, won't complain no matter how many XML-files I throw at it. Of course, we are using XMLHttpRequest and DOMParser on Mozilla, so it's not even close to the same thing.