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Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

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Grand Master Contributor

Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

iframe does not work in firefox. I can't click anything inside the iframe, i can't scroll, i can't do anything with it. But in other browsers it works just fine.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== When I last tried it

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Shooting Star Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

Hello Gonçalo.

It's possible that you are having a problem with some Firefox add-on that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Whenever you have a problem with Firefox, whatever it is, you should make sure it's not caused by one (or more than one) of your installed add-ons, be it an extension, a theme or a plugin. To do that easily and cleanly, run Firefox in safe mode (don't forget to select Disable all add-ons when you start safe mode). If the problem disappears, you know it's from an add-on. Disable them all in normal mode, and enable them one at a time until you find the source of the problem. See this article for information about troubleshooting extensions and themes and this one for plugins.

If you need support for one of your add-ons, you'll have to contact its author.

If the problem is not disappears when all add-ons are disabled, please tell me, so we can work from there. Please have no fear of following my instructions to the line, as all can be easily undone.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

I have the same problem and it is still coming after disabling all addons

Site Moderator

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

Does it happen with all iframes or only on specific web pages? Can you post a link if it is the latter?

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

I had the same problem with an iframe not displaying php content, till I added a '?' to the end of the filename. (src="file.php?")

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

This problem seems to relate to surround HTML.

Simple iframe code works.

Complex iframe code fails.

First example is just an iframe in a div.

Second example is an iframe embedded within Wordpress + Thesis.

Second site uses a modified DTD to validate code.

Switching DTDs has no effect. The iframe fails to render in the second case.

Second case works in webkit browsers and fails in Firefox. Addons toggling seems to make no difference.

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

Flarg... Was Ad Blocker Plus blocking the Amazon iframe.

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

I'm having this problem. I have an embedded google doc in an iframe. I create a simple html file with the iframe and it doesn't show in firefox on my laptop. If I open the file in ie or chrome it works. As well, if I open the file on a different PC the file does open in firefox.

I had disabled all of the plugins in firefox on the laptop and this didn't make any difference. firefox v7.01

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

I have an iframe inside another iframe. The second iframe shows the HTML source instead of its contents (a Google graph). This has worked in Firefox previous to today (I am now at 8.0), It works find with other browsers, and in Firefox if I do not nest the iframes.

New Contributor

Re: Why isn't iframe working in Firefox?

Well I heard it always that iframe is not getting loaded... Hope you can try this solution. In the iframe tag if you are calling the source directly, then it won't work. Just use the full url of the src.

Ex. <iframe name="InlineFrame1" id="InlineFrame1" style="position:absolute;width:550px;height:420px;" src="http://www.yourdomain.com/file.html" scrolling="no" frameborder="0">Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames.</iframe>

Don't write src="filename.html"

Thanks,

Raavi Mohanty