IE error 800a03e8

Just ran across another issue with the worst browser in the world…

Here’s the vague error message:
Could not complete the operation due to error 800a03e8

It’s likely due to JavaScript executing before the page has finished loading (and more than likely, the JS was trying to manipulate the DOM).

It took a few minutes for me to get this debugged, because IE wasn’t giving me any additional error information. It was throwing this error, and then telling me that it couldn’t load the page.

It’s amazing how much I disdain Internet Explorer, after using good browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Hopefully someday IE will catch up with the rest of the modern browsers and give you tools (better than the terrible “Developer Toolbar”) to help developers debug sites quicker.