vba script errors when opened readonly in IE

rusty nail

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Environment: Excel 2003, IE7.0

I am having unexpected vba script errors when opening
a spreadsheet in a IE in readonly mode.

The code works correctly in readonly mode if opened outside of IE.
It also works correctly inside of IE if not in readonly mode.

Dim ws as Worksheet
Set ws = ActiveWorksheet

Throws error:
Run-time error '-2147221080(800401a8)
Method 'ActiveSheet' of object '_Workbook' failed

Dim ws as Worksheet
Set ws = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(1)

Throws error:
Run-time error '-2147221080(800401a8)
Method 'Worksheets' of object '_Workbook' failed

What can I do to make to script work when readonly in IE?
 

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