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Just thought I would share the problem we ran into when authors tried to open XML documents that contained Flash files on a network drive. Files would load fine on the local C: drive but placing them else where meant they were restricted by IE's security features and as a result the following error message would appear:

Internet Explorer Script Error
Line: 2
Char: 1
Error: Invalid character
Code: 0

There is more information on this issue via a Microsoft Support Article:
[url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934366]Error message when you try to open an ActiveX control-based MIME handler in Windows Internet Explorer 7: “Invalid character”[/url]

The easiest way round this for us was to create the following REG file which ran after the customisations were installed and ensured XMetaL had the rights to access HTML pages and scripts:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Hopeful someone will find this useful.