Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 6:45 am: |
Is there a workaround for the follwing I.E. message. "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer. Click here for options." I noticed on the virtual tours samples page here, this does not occur.
Post Number: 270
|Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 12:57 pm: |
Microsoft added this warning message with Windows XP Service Pack 2. It has to be one of the most irritating security changes they made in SP 2.
The workaround is to use the Mark of the Web to force local web pages to run in the internet security zone. This restricts them in the same way as if they were downloaded from an internet web site.
To add the Mark of the Web to a web page, just add this line at the top of the HTML file:
<!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->Note: The HTML comment must be properly formatted for Internet Explorer to parse the information correctly. Proper format includes inserting a space immediately following the opening delimiter " <!-- " and just before the closing delimiter " --> ".
In order to avoid having to edit every HTML file generated by The Panorama Factory, you should add this line to the top of each HTML file in The Panorama Factory's template folder. This folder is typically:
c:\Program Files\Smoky City Design\The Panorama Factory V4\TemplatesThereafter, each HTML file created by The Panorama Factory will automatically include the Mark of the Web.
We will include this change to the template files in the next release of The Panorama Factory, V4.4.
For more information about the Mark of the Web, read the web page What is the Mark of the Web? at msdn.microsoft.com.
(Message edited by jstrait on July 25, 2006)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 6:10 pm: |
Thanks John, that workaround worked perfect!
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 8:33 pm: |
Thank you so much for this. I have also been frustrated by this. Does seem really odd that MS has a work around for a security patch. Hope hackers don't figure that out :-).
Post Number: 271
|Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 10:36 am: |
As I understand it, the workaround does not compromise security in any way. Its effect is to lock down the local web page to the same security level as a page downloaded from the internet. Because this increases the security for the local page, Internet Explorer does not need to show the warning message.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 5:40 am: |
Thanks John, I have been having a nightmare over this, the workaround works great. Will get a few clients off my back now.