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IE8 issue submitting form from inside iframe

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mark B, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Flightless Bird

    Hello All,

    I have a page (asp.net) that includes a form presented to the user
    inside an iframe. When the form is submitted, it submits to a third
    party site that requires the receiving form to be a the top page in
    the window. Because of this, I'm submitting the form using
    target="_blank". I've been using this for some time with no issues in
    both IE7 and firefox. Now that I've got a new Win 7 machine with IE8,
    it does not work.

    IE8 will not pass the form values to the receiving page when the
    receiving page is opened in a new blank window or tab. If I submit
    inside the iframe, the receiving page gets the values but it has
    errors due to the issue that it will not properly run inside an
    iframe.

    Also, it works correctly if my initiating form is the top object in
    the window (but I need it to be in an iframe).

    It works correctly if I use target-"_parent", opening the receiving
    page inside the same window as the initiating form. I'm using this as
    a temp fix but I'd prefer not to make the user leave my site
    completely.

    If anyone has an idea how to address this, I'd appreciate any ideas.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Developer-specific resources include:

    MSDN IE Development Forum (post such questions here instead)
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/iewebdevelopment/threads

    Tip: When posting in Developer forums, always include a link to your web
    site or test pages in your first post.

    IE Developer Center
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/default.aspx

    Learn IE8
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/aa740473.aspx

    HTML and DHTML Overviews and Tutorials
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537623.aspx and

    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/aa740476.aspx

    Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer (free, stand-alone visual
    debugging tool for IE6, IE7, and IE8)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=8e6ac106-525d-45d0-84db-dccff3fae677

    Expression Web SuperPreview Release Notes
    http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Web_SuperPreviewReleaseNotes.aspx

    Validators:
    http://validator.w3.org/
    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/


    Mark B wrote:
    > Hello All,
    >
    > I have a page (asp.net) that includes a form presented to the user
    > inside an iframe. When the form is submitted, it submits to a third
    > party site that requires the receiving form to be a the top page in
    > the window. Because of this, I'm submitting the form using
    > target="_blank". I've been using this for some time with no issues in
    > both IE7 and firefox. Now that I've got a new Win 7 machine with IE8,
    > it does not work.
    >
    > IE8 will not pass the form values to the receiving page when the
    > receiving page is opened in a new blank window or tab. If I submit
    > inside the iframe, the receiving page gets the values but it has
    > errors due to the issue that it will not properly run inside an
    > iframe.
    >
    > Also, it works correctly if my initiating form is the top object in
    > the window (but I need it to be in an iframe).
    >
    > It works correctly if I use target-"_parent", opening the receiving
    > page inside the same window as the initiating form. I'm using this as
    > a temp fix but I'd prefer not to make the user leave my site
    > completely.
    >
    > If anyone has an idea how to address this, I'd appreciate any ideas.
    >
    > Thanks.
     

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