Just upgraded to IE8, and now I'm constantly getting the following error:

Windows Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://...
Operation aborted

Sometimes the page disappears when I click OK, sometimes its still there.

Is this a known issue for IE8?

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    Some would view this as a feature to save people from having to use IE ;P
    – Josh Hunt
    Jul 18, 2009 at 3:27

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Actually it was a known issue even before, although the IE team claimed to have fixed it. Basically that message meant that the page was trying to manipulate its DOM tree while not fully loaded. Something where the specification says that behaviour is undefined.

They also link to a Knowledge Base Article.

But for all I know it's supposed to be fixed1 in IE 8.

1 or at least not modal-dialog-in-your-face visible.

  • Had this issue extremely rarely with ie7. Happens constantly with ie8.
    – BradC
    Jul 16, 2009 at 13:09
  • Then I'd suggest asking someone on the IE team. I mean, they claimed it was fixed by now.
    – Joey
    Jul 16, 2009 at 13:19
  • Goodness! Surely they had already fix such a difficult issue by IE6! By golly! Jul 27, 2009 at 5:48

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