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Article ID: 925014 - Last Review: October 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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When you use Windows Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 6 to visit a Web page that is hosted on a secure Web site (HTTPS), you unexpectedly receive the following security warning:
This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items?


This problem occurs if the Web page script calls the removeChild() method to delete a DIV element that references a background image.


To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Use the outerHTML property to delete the DIV element, as in the following example:
document.getElementById('myDiv').outerHTML="  "

Method 2

Put the background-image into a cascading style sheets file, as in the following example:
<style type="text/css">
{ background-image: url(image.jpg); } 

  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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