Using javascript:OpenUrl() on SSL Causes "Mixed Content" Warning Dialog Box

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Symptoms

When you are using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and you click a link, you may receive the following warning message:
This page contains both secure and non secure items. Do you want to display the non secure items?

Cause

This behavior can occur if the page contains links of the following form:
<A HREF="Javascript:Name()">
				
-or-
<A HREF="Vbscript:Name()">
				

Resolution

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer version 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276369 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack

Workaround

To work around this behavior, use script code that is similar to the following sample code to disable the warning:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!--
function OnClickHandler()
{ 
  var el=null;
  var flag=true;
  el = event.srcElement;
  // Do the While loop to find out if any of the parent elements 
  // are an A HREF.
  // This is necessary because in Internet Explorer 4.x, you can 
  // receive events of any element including the <B> tag.   
  while (flag && el)   
  {
    if (el.tagName == "A")
    { 
      flag=false;
      if (el.protocol == "javascript:")
      {
        execScript(el.href, "javascript");
        // A window.event.returnValue=false is performed so that the 
        // default action does not happen - which in case of an HREF
        // will be navigating to a link. 
        window.event.returnValue = false; 
      }
      if (el.protocol == "vbscript:")
      { 
        execScript(el.pathname, "vbscript");
        window.event.returnValue = false; 
      }
    } 
    else 
      el = el.parentElement; 
  } 
} // end OnClickHandler()

 document.onclick = OnClickHandler; // set the On click handler for the document 
//-->
</script>
				
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Explorer 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 1.

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Article ID: 269682 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 6.0
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