Nate Weiner

This is an old archived post from my former blog The Idea Shower. It's where I cataloged my product explorations and releases, one of which ultimately became Pocket.

This post was published back in 2007. It may not function as originally intended or may be missing images.

When dynamically generating iFrames in IE6 and SSL, their location must be preloaded

September 01, 2007

I had a script that was creating empty iFrames serving as an Ajax method. But in IE6, I kept receiving a ‘mixed secure and insecure content’ warning. Combing through my source code I couldn’t find what element wasn’t being loaded without https. Well I finally Google’d the problem and found the answer. When I was creating the iFrames, I created them first and then set the src value. I discovered however you need to set the iFrame’s src value upon creation with a secure page. If you need a temporary location to point to before loading without an extra page request, you can enter ‘javascript:false’.

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