View Full Version : ActiveX and script blocker interfering with slideshow

02-02-2007, 02:01 AM
1) Script Title: Translucent Slideshow

2) Script URL (on DD): Currently testing on local server

3) Describe problem: I'm a novice web developer, but I successfully placed the code for the Translucent Slideshow in my test page. I'm running IE7 on my network of PCs, and the pop-up blocker makes me right-click the warning before it will launch the show. The site where I learned about Dynamic Drive code doesn't block me. Is there some setting that I need to put in the site, like a security certificate? Or wil my visitors all have to right-click the message in order to see the coolest part of the page?


02-02-2007, 04:51 AM
If you are planning to deploy on the web, this security warning will not occur there unless someone has very restrictive settings (highly unusual). The way that you describe your testing environment, it sounds as though you have heightened security settings for it. Either that or IE is seeing your local network as one machine or you are testing on the local network on the same machine where the page resides. In the first case, you would need to loosen local intranet security. In either of the second cases, you could use 'the mark of the web' on your page(s):

That only happens locally, as a security measure. As far as IE is concerned, javascript is ActiveX. Click on the bar and click on allow and click on yes. Once your page is live, this will not happen. You can also give your page 'the mark of the web'. That way (in most cases) it will not display the security bar locally either. Put this right after your <html> tag like so:

<!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
<!-- this and above comment should be removed for live, non-demo use -->

But, navigating away from the page to another local page, or including another local page on it via a frame or an iframe can be problematical if said page does not also have 'the mark of the web' on it.

02-02-2007, 12:23 PM

Thanks so much for your prompt (and comforting) reply. I think my settings in IE are for "medium" security on all my local PCs.

The site will indeed be posted, and I couldn't care less whether I have to remove the blocker while I'm testing. So I think that I can leave it alone for now. I'm happy as long as my visitors won't be seeing that blocker.

I'll be back, I'm sure. This is a daunting proposition for someone whose web development until now (on FrontPage) was barely more complicated than filling out a form.