not Vista or Windows 7.
The customer reported that our version of Internet Explorer 8 would crash when we visited their website. We support IE8 on Windows XP. IE8 was working ok for other websites. So we fired up a “generic” Windows XP, and it’s IE8 crashed as well.
It’s the customer’s website!
JQuery 1.4 was causing Internet Explorer 8 to crash. Now we know the cause, we can Google for “JQuery crashing IE8.”
Well we told the customer to fix their website, by updating their rather old JQuery.
It also turns out that the latest (August 2012) IE8 security patch, MS012-052, resolves this issue as well. (Update: for our particular customer. The reference site below still crashes IE8)
Crashing IE8 with two lines of code