Article ID#: KINet0020
IE 7 and IRM.Net Owners w/in an iframe
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Update 12/12/12: RDP no longer recommends placing the IRM.Net in an iframe.
The reason for not using an iframe is that the browser SSL lock icon will
not display when IRM.Net is in an iframe (unless the marketing website also has an SSL).
This has the potential for lost bookings because guests cannot see that your
site is secure. Also, with the iframe, it very difficult to
avoid the double scroll bars, which can be confusing and hard to maneuver.
Instead, a custom theme should be used to style the IRM.Net to complement or
mirror the marketing website. Use the customizable Bannerheader.htm and
Bannerfooter.htm files to add images and link back to the marketing site, or use
the same links as the marketing site's banner and/or footer. Code the
marketing site link to the IRM.Net to open in new tab or just navigate through to it. For details on
creating a custom theme, see
IRM.Net Custom Themes.
This issue can occur for users of IRM.Net 2.092.13 with the new
owners menu implemented to support Safari and Chrome. If IRM.Net for Owners is within an
iframe and the parent domain or subdomain is
denied' errors are encountered when browsed with IE 7. The end result is that
the owners menu navigation does not work correctly, just staying on the home
page rather than proceeding to the requested page.
The cause of this issue is that IE 7's default value for the security
preference 'Navigate sub-frames across different domains' is Disabled. IE
6 and IE 8 both default this setting to Enabled, allowing access between parent
and iframe URLs of differing domains. IE 8 used in Compatibility
Mode will also encounter this problem as it is emulating IE 7 when compatibility
view is enabled.
If the marketing site and IRM server are of differing subdomains (for
marketing site page containing the iframe and IRMNet within the
iframe , will
but indicates that the parent window and iframe are of the same domain.
- Between the <head></head> tags on the marketing site page that
hosts the iframe
- in the IRMNet customizable file OwnerPageTitle.htm
- In the IRMNet customizable file BannerHeader.htm
The IRMNet customizable files are found in c:/inetpub/wwwroot/irmnet/Custom/<servername>/rdpXX/UserText
on the IRM server.
If the marketing site and IRM server are of differing domains (for example www.resortdata.com and
irm.rdp.com) then access to the IRM.Net owners pages must be via a hyperlink,
either to a new tab/window or a straight link, whichever is preferred.