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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Dated: Monday April 12 2004 - 15:39:17 BST
I am using the menu in an Intranet site that uses SSL (sorry, no outside link).
Under some browsers (notably IE 5.50 under NT4), whenever the page loads, I get a warning "This page contains some unsecure items". I know this is caused by the menu because if I don't emit the menu, the problem goes away.
I'm not sure it is related, but I see a buch of "blank.html" links when I expand the "back" menu on the browser.
Does anybody know a way to fix this?
Dated: Monday April 12 2004 - 16:23:33 BST
When using a secure server you need the file blank in the directory.
Dated: Monday April 12 2004 - 16:51:31 BST
A few questions then...
1. Where does that file need to exist? In the root directory or relative to the html file that uses the menu?
2. What is the exact name (including case)? blank.htm or blank.html (or something else?)
3. Out of curiosity: Why is this needed?
Dated: Monday April 12 2004 - 18:48:12 BST
Although someone else may be able to answer these questions better, I believe that it goes where your source file is. The file is in the download use that as is.
Dated: Monday April 12 2004 - 20:58:29 BST
It's something to do with IE, and iframes and them having an ID. Not, something I know about, but here are a few links. http://www.milonic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3437 and http://www.milonic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2365 and this is in one of the topics for the ms support on what the problem is http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;261188
Dated: Wednesday June 30 2004 - 10:30:40 BST
Hi....guys....finally found one thread with relates to my problem. I have faced the same problem when using https. For my case, i dun have any error msg, except the multiple blank.html "created". I have followed the advice given here, by copy a blank.html to my source file but the multiple "blank.html" still created.
Can any kind people out here help me....pls....really urgent to slove this. Million Thanks....
Dated: Wednesday June 30 2004 - 10:50:12 BST
Have you got a URL that we can see?
This will help a lot so we can see the problem and offer you a solution.
Dated: Wednesday June 30 2004 - 11:07:00 BST
the site is still inside client intranet....i'm figure a way for making it online
Dated: Wednesday May 4 2005 - 20:40:49 BST
you don't need to use blank.htm to fix this problem.
Poster: Bob Martin
Dated: Tuesday June 28 2005 - 16:48:16 BST
Besides being more graceful, it will reduce the number of page hits.
Dated: Tuesday June 28 2005 - 19:34:31 BST
I think the problem has to do with IE not the menu. The information says that it occurs under ssl in IE when a page has an iframe if the iframe does not have an src specified. Without that "Microsoft Internet Explorer is unable to determine if the SRC attribute of the IFRAME is secure or unsecure". According to MS, "To resolve this problem for a page that will be downloaded through SSL, set the SRC attribute of the IFRAME. If the IFRAME is not expected to have a SRC attribute initially, point the IFRAME to a dummy HTML page."
As far as I know there's nothing to set in the menu, but rather in the iframe.
Poster: Bob Martin
Dated: Wednesday June 29 2005 - 13:26:48 BST
Actually, by looking at the rendered source I do indeed see an <iframe> being added by Milonic when a menu is being built.
Here is a snippet of code I see for one page:
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<DIV class=mmenu onselectstart=return id=menu0 onmouseover=stopClose() style="BORDER-RIGHT: #999999 1px solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: #999999 1px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; Z-INDEX: 499; BACKGROUND: #ffffa1; VISIBILITY: hidden; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #999999 1px solid; PADDING-TOP: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #999999 1px solid; POSITION: absolute; TOP: -999px" onmouseout=startClose() _f></DIV>
<IFRAME class=mmenu id=iF0 style="FILTER: Alpha(Opacity=0); LEFT: 1px; VISIBILITY: hidden; POSITION: absolute" src="/blank.html" frameBorder=0></IFRAME>
As you can see, Milonic is trying to self-correct the problem by assigning a blank.html file (which they include in their samples ZIP file)... but I still think that a more graceful solution would be to use a script solution for the SRC attribute, especially if you have quite a few menus on a page.
What do you think?
Dated: Wednesday June 29 2005 - 14:57:21 BST
I have not a clue, Bob What's a rendered source? Well, I can kind of figure out what it is
Now, all kidding aside at my lack of knowledge of any kind of programming, I don't know if changing the scr in the program might cause a problem [since I don't really know what the program is doing] Would it do something to actual iframes on pages? What if someone needs a page in the iframe on load, would that interfere with putting a page in the src attribute?
Poster: Bob Martin
Dated: Wednesday June 29 2005 - 15:30:34 BST
I view the rendered source from within IE via a right-click context menu item called, appropriately enough, View Rendered Source, which can be downloaded from http://billfriedrich.tripod.com/index.html?Web
But at least now I know why the Blank.html page is in the downloaded ZIP files from Milonic
And don't worry - I'm still trying to figure out how to program in all these different environments (mostly AS/400) I have to deal with on a daily basis
Dated: Thursday June 30 2005 - 17:30:08 BST
I'm wondering if putting that in the actual iframe on the page will do what you want?
Poster: Bob Martin
Dated: Thursday June 30 2005 - 19:41:20 BST
Well, I actually am already using it within an iframe'd page (which has a SRC attribute) which is referenced within a page consisting of several iframes (header, menu, main, footer)... with several menus used in the main iframe for various purposes.
Guess maybe I should complain to Microsoft
Thanks for the looking into it, though - I appreciate it!