Cannot view message history: "Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet."

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Robin, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Robin

    Robin Guest

    I have MSN Messenger running on multiple desktops on Windows XP Home
    Edition, regularly updated. My default browser is Firefox. I recently
    installed IE7 Beta, but, as I said it is not my default browser. I
    cannot be sure whether the problem dates from this installation or
    not, but it was very close in time.

    Now, when I try to view a message history I see in the window where
    the mesage history should have opened:

    The XML page cannot be displayed
    Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error
    and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.


    The system cannot locate the resource specified. Error processing
    resource 'file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Translation/M...

    "Translation" is the name of one of my User Desktops. The result on
    other desktops is the equivalent.

    The message would be more helpful if I had even the vaguest idea how
    to "correct the error".

    TIA for any help.

    Robin, Feb 23, 2006
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  2. Yup, it's IE7B2 preview that is causing this. It's a known issue with it
    not being able to handle spaces in the xml path. A workaround for it is
    to put the history folder in a directory structure with no spaces (eg,
    c:\history\). Or you can open the xml files in firefox. Either that, or
    you can just go back to IE6 :)

    Live Messenger FAQs -
    Scøtt Lovegrove [ScottIsAFool], Feb 23, 2006
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  3. Robin

    Robin Guest

    Thanks Scott.
    How do I revert to IE6? IE isn't in Add or remove Programs.
    Robin, Feb 24, 2006
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