TinyMCE error: Uncaught TypeError: Object false has no method ‘hasChildNodes’

Problem:
Highlighting some text in TinyMcE brings this error: “Uncaught TypeError: Object false has no method ‘hasChildNodes'”.  This prevents the ability to add a link to the highlighted text.

Cause:
The cause of my problem was having an invalid setting for the “theme_advanced_statusbar_location” option.  I had a value of “false” as I didn’t want status bar appearing. Valid options are “top”, “bottom” or “none”.