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IE - strange iframe behaviour when opening doc files

Blank Word window opens every time doc file loads into IE iframe window

11:44 pm on Feb 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

We have an application which intensively uses iframes to display content of doc files on pages. It was working perfectly for very long time but recently we started receiving lots of requests from users with the same problem though we didn't change anything in the application..:
when a doc file opens in iframe window blank Word windows also opens at the same time. If user closes this blank window and opens another page, this window opens automatically again. If user doesn't close this window, then when opening new page, then opened Word window starts flashing on the task bar.

I conducted a few tests and found that if I create simple HTML file with only iframe in it and place doc file in the same directory, and open this HTML file in IE - it works fine, but if I upload the very same 2 files onto the server and open it via http protocol, this problem comes up. I tried different server software (IIS and apache) but it makes no difference.

I tend to believe that can be caused by an MS update (they get installed automatically) but couldn't find anything to prove this version.

I would be very grateful for any thoughts.

Thank you


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