With firefox "CdRomDrive:\index.html" runs fine and loads all the data from the xml file in the browser. Using Internet explorer 6, "CdRomDrive:\index.html" doesn't load the data to the browser.
However, "http://localhost/myProject/index.html" works fine with both browsers but this is not helpful since it is going to be run off the cdrom.
else if (window.ActiveXObject)
//The problem begins here
this.req.send(params);/*debugging shows params object empty*/