Hi all, I'm working on a little script for an Ajax article I'm writing. If you look here in FireFox/Mozzy.. http://www.pixelmech.com/ajax/ajaxController.html Click on 'colorado' and ajax loads a photo. Whippee. (you'll see the request object alert) Problem is, in IE I get the old JS error "object does not support this property or method". The problematic area seems to be my request setup for the XmlHttp object: var request = (window.ActiveXObject) ? new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP") : new XMLHttpRequest(); request is null for IE, no matter what I try - even in try/catch blocks it fails. I thought it might want the other IE object (MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP) but that did not work either. I reset my browser to defaults in privacy and security...I can't think of what else to try. Any suggestions? Seems to me this should work no problem... TIA Tom http://www.pixelmech.com/ "I was in a convenience store reading a magazine and the clerk came up to me and said "This is not a library". so I said, "All right, I will talk louder then!"