Html page with a PDF doc in a FRAME RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have more than 100,000 web pages where a PDF document is shown in a FRAME element.  Basically, in the FRAME on the left are the thumbnail jpg of the PDF documents which when clicked will show the PDF doc on the right.  This has been working fine in IE and Chrome so far.

    I tested out in Windows 8 and it is completely crippled.  First I used the legacy IE, the PDF will open up in a Metro app, blocking everything on the desktop.

    Then I tried the Metro IE.  Instead of rendering in the FRAME, it also opens up a Metro app and blocks out IE.

    What's the proper way to work around this?  Do I have to rebuild all my web pages and do a mass migration of my document database? Has Metro gone through any useability tests?

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:05 AM


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  • Uhmm first of all I am not sure that this question belongs here. You are talking about webpages opened in IE? Metro IE does not support embedding of ActiveX controls anymore (finally!). So what you experience might be a fallback for sites that embed some kind of PDF reader ActiveX Control (Adobe?). That said... try how your web pages open in Chrome (for metro) and probably get rid of the FRAME structure in your site ;)
    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:20 PM
  • No ActiveX, just simple html:

    <title>Tuesday September 4, 2012</title>
    <FRAMESET cols='300,*'>
     <FRAME name='index' src='index.html'>
     <FRAME name='content' src='0409page001.pdf'>
    index.html just contains a collection of <a href='xxx.pdf' target='content'><img src='thumbnailxxx.jpg'/></a>

    Sorry if this question does not belong here.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 2:52 PM
  • Please post your question here. 


    This is not the Internet Explorer Support forum.

    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012 6:33 PM