This article applies to either a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) file or to a Microsoft Access database (.accdb) file, and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp) file.Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
Additionally, you may receive the following error message in the Information Bar in Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- Click Information Bar.
- Point to Active Content Blocked, and then click Allow this page to access my computer.
Notice that the data access page appears correctly.
When you open the data access page in Web Page Preview mode, Access tries to open the data access page in Internet Explorer by using the absolute path of the corresponding HTML file. This is when you notice the problem that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.
To add a "Mark of the Web" comment, follow these steps:
- Start Microsoft Windows Explorer.
- Locate the HTML file that corresponds to your data access page.
- Open the HTML file by using a text editor, such as Notepad.
- Add the following "Mark of the Web" comment as a header before the <HTML> tag in your HTML file:Note The "(0014)" value is the string length of your URL.
<!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
- Save the HTML file. Close the HTML file.
Open your data access page in Web Page Preview mode. Notice that your data access page is not blocked, and that your data access page appears correctly.
When you add the "Mark of the Web" comment in your local HTML page, and then you try to view the HTML page by using its absolute path in Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer loads your local HTML page with the settings for a zone that is not the default zone. For example, by using the "Mark of the Web" comment, you can make Internet Explorer load your HTML file with the Internet zone instead of the default Local Machine zone. Therefore, the Local Machine Zone Lockdown feature of Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not restrict the display of your Local HTML pages.
Steps to reproduce the problem
Microsoft Office Access 2003
- Start Access on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
- Open the Northwind.mdb sample database.
- In the Database window, click Pages under the Objects section.
- In the right pane, right-click Analyze Sales, and then click Web Page Preview.
Notice that Access opens the Analyze Sales data access page in Internet Explorer by using the absolute path of the corresponding HTML file. Also notice that the display of the data access page is blocked.
Changes to functionality in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Article ID: 883866 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 2