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Microsoft KB Archive/247369

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Article ID: 247369

Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2



This article was previously published under Q247369

SYMPTOMS

When using distribution units for code download, a relative URL in the CODEBASE tag for a dependency does not work. Absolute URLs work fine, but relative dependency code-base URLs in the OSD file are not supported.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Internet Explorer 5.


MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

Using a Visual Studio product that supports distribution units, such as the output format options in Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0, if you specify an external dependency in the project properties and use a relative URL, you might end up with an OSD file that looks like this:

<?XML version="1.0" ENCODING='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE SOFTPKG SYSTEM "http://www.microsoft.com/standards/osd/osd.dtd">
<?XML::namespace href="http://www.microsoft.com/standards/osd/msicd.dtd" as="MSICD"?>
<SOFTPKG NAME="CodeDownload1" VERSION="1,1,1,1">
  <TITLE>CodeDownload1</TITLE>
  <DEPENDENCY ACTION="install">
    <SOFTPKG NAME="CodeDownload2Lib" VERSION="1,1,1,1">
      <TITLE>CodeDownload2Lib</TITLE>
      <IMPLEMENTATION>
        <CodeBase HREF="CodeDownload2.CAB"/>
      </IMPLEMENTATION>
    </SOFTPKG>
  </DEPENDENCY>
</SOFTPKG>
                


This will not work in the Internet Explorer versions listed at the beginning of this article. If you are not using Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, you must use a fully qualified URL for the CodeBase tag.

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Keywords: kbdownload kbbug kbfix kbie500fix kbcode KB247369