[thelist] JavaScript (Ajax) question - IE

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 20:14:41 CST 2005

Hi all,

I'm working on a little script for an Ajax article I'm writing. If you look here in


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

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...



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