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    IE security messing up my site!

    I'm creating a site that uses some simple javascript to move the user around the page to certain coordinates. The page works great in all web browsers so far, but the latest edition of Internet Explorer (all of the SP2 stuff for XP) has so many broad sweeping security fixes that a warning comes up about my page, suggesting that it may be malicious due to scripts.

    What the hell? If the scripts are not malicious, why warn about them? I'm afraid that this may make visitors to my site a bit paranoid, and it's just a general annoyance. The user could click on the warning bar to allow scripts on my site, but I don't want every visitor to have to go through this ridiculous process before viewing my page.

    Is there a way around this? Is there some sort of certification I can get for my site that will let IE know everything is ok? Or is this just the latest thing us web developers have to deal with when making pages for IE users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanguns
    I'm creating a site that uses some simple javascript to move the user around the page to certain coordinates. The page works great in all web browsers so far, but the latest edition of Internet Explorer (all of the SP2 stuff for XP) has so many broad sweeping security fixes that a warning comes up about my page, suggesting that it may be malicious due to scripts.

    What the hell? If the scripts are not malicious, why warn about them? I'm afraid that this may make visitors to my site a bit paranoid, and it's just a general annoyance. The user could click on the warning bar to allow scripts on my site, but I don't want every visitor to have to go through this ridiculous process before viewing my page.

    Is there a way around this? Is there some sort of certification I can get for my site that will let IE know everything is ok? Or is this just the latest thing us web developers have to deal with when making pages for IE users?
    is this just the latest thing us web developers have to deal with when making pages for IE users?

    Not if you have been paying attention for the last two years or more... Hard to say what your problems are without seeing the site in question but you are not getting around the security warnings, they are there for a reason, and it has been a long time coming... Personally, I am happy to see the changes SP2 has introduced... Particularly since I make good money fixing all of the sites which were poorly coded in the past and no longer work...

    Try posting a link and someone could advise you on some of the changes you will need to make...

    .....Willy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanguns
    Is there a way around this?
    K(B) is power...
    *this message will self destruct in n-seconds*

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    Actually I have been completely out of web development for the last two years, and also have been using mostly an iBook. Spent the last two years travelling/attending university, instead of burning my eyes out staring at the computer screen.

    Definitely back into it full force, though.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.appfilmfest.org/draft

    Thanks.

    Additionally, as far as IE security goes, it seems like they must have implemented a very "lazy" fix that disables scripts by default and warns the user, rather than figuring out if a script is malicious or not before giving a warning. Nothing about my script links to external pages, opens popups, or anything else that might be potentially malicious. It just sends the user to a different section of the website. Security is fine, but let's not make the web clunkier than it is!!
    Last edited by vanguns; 01-30-2005 at 03:44 AM.

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    I think you are just running into IE disabling scripts on the local computer. They do this for all local scripts. I am getting no security warning when I view your page.


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