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Link doesn't show up in frame, but will show up in new tab or window

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http://www.southernpersuasion.com I have maintained this site for years. Recently, rather than post pictures on a photo storage provider and post them to facebook, I have posted them to facebook and then linked to them from this site (select the Pictures link). When I click on a link, I get a blank page in the frame. When I right click on the link and select Open New Tab, or Open New Window it comes up. I don't think I've messed up the html... in fact, I think I just changed the links from previous entries that were actually linked to PhotoBucket or the like. What is wrong, and how can I fix it? Thanx.

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Looks like a cross domain security issue. You're trying to display a secure (https) page at Facebook in a http frame at your website. But, I only see that happen when simply clicking a hyperlink on the Pictures page. If I right-click and use the This Frame part of the contextual menu, no problems.

I see that in IE, too, except that IE explains the problem.
This content cannot be displayed in a frame - To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame. is what I get in IE8.


Overall, you might want to update that website to the 2nd decade of the 21st century, and also get rid of the Frames by using iFrames.

 
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 2.0">
<!--
Top frame for www.southernpersuasion.com

Change history:

          Date   Description
    	-------  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.  8/24/07  Initial implementation
    2.  8/29/07  Added roll over Javascript
    3.  8/31/07  Corrected links to images after revamp.
    4.  9/08/07  Moved visible counter to splash page
    5. 10/21/08  Changed all references to AOL
--> 

Front Page code from the mid-90's doesn't work well in modern browsers. It is displayed in the Quirks Mode, which is a "best guess" situation; for some viewers it might guess correctly, but for most it doesn't work as expected.

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Yes... I've been extremely lazy. Front Page does the WYSIWYG thing and is quick and dirty to get things up. Then again, errors like this show me I need to update my skills, which are severely outdated. I've been an Oracle DBA for 15 years or more and do this and a few other sites in my spare time. I guess a good Google search on iFrames can bring me into the 21st century. Thanx.

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Note that Firefox supports this for quite some time and that all Mozilla servers (including this forum) send this header.