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"Permission Denied" Error Message When You Access an HTML Element After Saving a File to a Disk

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Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 and later versions display an "Error on page/Permission denied" script error message when you access HTML elements from a script. This error occurs under the following conditions:
  • Frames are being used.
  • The frame in which the script error occurs is being used to navigate to an URL that sends back a file by using a "Content-Type" and "Content-Disposition" header. Upon receiving the file, the user chooses to save the file to disk.

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You can work around this issue by using a dedicated (hidden) IFRAME to navigate to the ASP page that sends back the file by using a "Content-Type" and "Content-Disposition" header:
==========  file frame.htm
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=javascript>

function bclick() 
thidden.value=parseInt(thidden.value) + 1;

<IFRAME type=hidden src='' style='display: none;' name='navframe'></IFRAME>

<INPUT type="button" value="Button" id=button1 name=button1 onclick="bclick()">
<input value='0' name='thidden'>

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Keywords: KB306673, kbqfe, kbprb, kbie550presp2fix, kbfix

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Article Info
Article ID : 306673
Revision : 3
Created on : 9/12/2003
Published on : 9/12/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 365