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

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SYMPTOMS

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?

CAUSE

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

WORKAROUND

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); } 
</style>

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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