[thelist] csshover.htc and IE security warning

Michael Lodick mike at lodick.com
Thu Feb 9 12:47:49 CST 2006

  I think this might be your answer, from 

Mind the MIME Type!
In the past we would be done, but when Microsoft's XP Service Pack 2 is 
installed on a user's computer, the Windows OS will reject the .htc 
file, unless your site server serves that file with the MIME-type: 
text/x-component. You cannot set this yourself unless you have 
administrator privileges on that server, so you will probably have to 
get the server administrator to make sure that the served MIME-type is 
correct for .htc files. A properly configured server should already be 
this way, but we all know how things work in the real world, sometimes.

Michael Lodick
michael at lodick.com

jono at charlestonwebsolutions.com wrote:

In IE 6, I see the following warning when I load the page in question:

"To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file
from showing active content that could access your computer.  Click here
for options..."

The only thing that might be causing this is the csshover.htc file that is
referenced in the ie.css style sheet.  I am curious if anyone else is
experiencing, or seeing this warning when using csshover.htc for drop down

1. Can you guys take a quick peek at this page and let me know if you see
the IE Security warning:


2. There are other issues on this page too, such as float drops on browser
window resize in IE, and header background image disappearing until the
large black "image" link is hovered over in IE.  I have not looked into
fixing these problems yet, but if you have a suggestion, fire away.  I
assume it is a clearing issue with both, but I am not sure...yet?

Right now I am more concerned about the Security warnings, so if you can
reply to me (off-list?) with a simple "Yes" or "No" on the security
warning in IE that would be great.

If you have suggestions for "2." feel free to share that with the list as
it can be beneficial to everyone here.


-- Jono

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