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"Press OK to continue loading the content....."

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Can anyone tell me why I'm getting the Message "Press OK to continue loading the content of this page" when loading any Modaco page?

This also happens on CoolSmartphone but other sites seem to load fine.

I'm using an Orange SPV M2000.

Edited by Mr_Man
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If I remember correctly, it happens on sites with some sort of flash plug-in. It gets pretty annoying.

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Happens on my I-Mate Jam as well. I just hit OK and ignore it.

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Me too, but then I have a vague worry about what exactly I'm allowing to load

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"Press OK to continue loading this page... And kill a small child"

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I think it's Flash related!

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Thanks, glad I know it's not just me, but very annoying all the same.

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It's a patent-related issue. Web developers can overcome this by embedding a java script to load the content instead of just putting it as a flash object in html.

It affects Internet Explorer on WM2003 or later, as far as I know.

Have a look on this for more details.

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That patent was nulified although has this month been sent back to trial, see this story on The Register (it also has links to previous items in the story)

Basically Eolas lodged a patent for automatically invoking items in a webpage, and got the patent.

At this point it looked like webmasters had a choice between inserting "Click here to view content" on websites to get round the patent (by avoiding the "automatically" part), or license the technology from Eolas.

At one point Microsoft was instructed to pay Eolas $521m for infringing the patent, appealed that decision and then lost. Microsoft was (and still is) challenging the patent, citing "prior art" (in other words Eolas was trying to patent something that others had done already).

Then last March the orginal patent was nullified (due to the prior art arguement), therfore meaning that Microsoft wouldn't have to pay and that webmasters didn't have to recode everything.

The latest is that the appeals court has reversed part of an earlier ruling in the Eolas Vs Microsoft case, therfore sending the whole thing back to court.

Currently webmasters don't have to put "click here to view" messages, because the whole thing is still up in the air.

Fun fun fun!

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Currently webmasters don't have to put "click here to view" messages, because the whole thing is still up in the air.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

It's not webmasters that put the message, it's Internet Explorer firing the messages if the content is embedded in the html. The webmasters have to use the javascript trick to avoit the message.

Here's an example of how to do it found on this page:

For example, the following tags in a page today:


<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"

codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab#version=6,0,2,0";

width="320" height="256" align="middle">

<param name="src" value="sample.mov" >

<param name="autoplay" value="true" >

<param name="bgcolor" value="black">

<embed src="sample.mov" autoplay="true" width="320" height="256"

align="middle" pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/"; >

</embed>

</object>


would be replaced with:


<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

  QT_WriteOBJECT('sample.mov', '320', '256', '',

     'autoplay', 'true',

     'bgcolor', 'black',

     'align', 'middle');

</script>


and would generate the following at runtime:


<object classid="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B"

width="320" height="256"

codebase="http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab#version=6,0,2,0";

align="middle" >

<param name="src" value="sample.mov">

<param name="autoplay" value="true" >

<param name="bgcolor" value="black">

<embed src="sample.mov" width="320" height="256"

pluginspage="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/";

align="middle" autoplay="true" bgcolor="black" > </embed>

</object>

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Yep, you're right - my mistake!

I've got a feeling that it's only one version of IE thats affected, and I think that the update concerned from Microsoft was only available for a short time - although that's worth checking, cause my memory is a bit hazy on this one!

Firefox, AOL, Mozilla, Opera, et al, are unaffected, cause Eolas hasn't sued them for infringing the patent (yet?).

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I noticed yesterday that Modaco no longer get the Press OK message. Nice.

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