I have an issue with Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.218, SP2, 128-bit cipher strength not rendering content in a frameset from an SSL enabled web server. This server happens to be my client’s server and is where the product will reside. I have not been able to reproduce this issue on two other servers running SSL so I can’t imagine what this particular server’s issues are. Finally, the problem is not experienced when using earlier versions of Internet Explorer, or Opera or Firefox.
The frameset is created in index.html. The frameset is designed as follows:
<FRAMESET cols="197,*" frameborder="NO" border="0" onload="populate();" onunload="exitCourse('incomplete');">
<FRAME name="nav" title="navigational links frame" src="leftNav2.html" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<FRAMESET rows="52px,*" frameborder="NO" border="0" >
<FRAME name="logo" title="top frame" src="topFrame.html" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
<FRAME name="content" title="contents frame" src="blank.html" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
Lessons.js contains multiple functions that handle navigation, look-feel and pop-up window generation. It is referenced as follows in the header section of index.html
Using the debugger in IE, I have identified what lines of code are at the core of the problem.
Index.html’s body tag calls the function populate() using the onLoad event. The function populate() resides in lesson.js.
bottom=URLprefix + pageArray;
parent.content.location.href = bottom;
var URLprefix = “https://*********/scorm-content/***/****/modA/”;
pageArray = new Array (
Originally, I did not have the var URLPrefix but I put that in just to see if having a complete URL would correct the problem – it didn’t.
The line in populate() causing the problem is
parent.content.location.href = bottom;.
I get an “Access Denied” error here.
I get other “Access Denied” errors in other functions at this line
var url = parent.content.document.URL; .
What is the issue with trying to access the document.URL and document.href? Can web servers shut this access off? What is the workaround?
When I set IE6 SP2 Advanced Options to “Allow Active Content to run in files on My Computer”, the problem goes away. This is not an acceptable solution. Besides, the content is delivered via the internet.