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    Question What does "The webpage hosts another webpage" mean?

    From this weeks WindowsSecrets newsletter, I learned that after installing KB 2586448, Internet Explorer 7 users might see a glitch. The patch notes at http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;2628724 state:

    Consider the following scenario when you use Internet Explorer 7 to browse a webpage:
    • The webpage hosts another webpage that is in a different domain.
    • The hosted webpage has window restrictions enabled. By default, this is Internet and Restricted sites only.
    • The hosted webpage contains a select control, such as list or combo box.
    In this scenario, when the hosting page tries to display the combo box or drop-down value from the hosted page, the combo box or list is not displayed.
    Our business uses an iframe on our website to show a booking engine from another domain, and the booking engine contains dropdown boxes. Is this iframe what is referred to by "The webpage hosts another webpage that is in a different domain."? I have a horrible feeling that I have answered my own question, but I need to be sure.

    Basically, my question is, what does Microsoft mean by the phrase "The webpage hosts another webpage that is in a different domain."

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    I'm pretty sure they do mean an iframe. It's hard to picture any other scenario where the article could apply.

    If you no longer have IE7 but you have a pro version of Windows 7, you can install XP Mode so you have a test environment with IE7. Don't expect that to be completed in a hurry...

    Anyway, I'm sure many people have IE7 available for testing if you want to provide a URL.

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    The url would be http://www.worldwide-motorhome-hire.com, and the booking engine appears in the top right of the page. There are various dropdown boxes on the engine.

    I don't see how we can mitigate this "feature". This class of booking engine is used a lot, car hire firms use it in affiliate engines quite a bit. 10% of our visitors use IE7, so it's non-trivial.

    *sigh*

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