Sunday, November 13, 2011

Testing an HTML page on your local computer

I wanted to test some HTML code I had just written with Microsoft Visual Web Developper 2010 Express, so I saved the page on my local hard drive and opened it with Internet Explorer 9. But I had a surprise: Internet explorer indicated a warning "Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls." (or on my french speaking version "Internet Explorer a restreint l'execution des scripts ou des controles ActiveX sur cette page Web").

This is somewhat annoying to have to disable this restriction each time the page is loaded.

There is a very simple solution to allow Internet Explorer 9 to accept scripts on a local page: in the "Advanced" tab, check the checkbox "Allow Active Content to be run in files on My Computer" (on in my French Internet Explorer "Autoriser l'exĂ©cution du contenu actif dans les fichiers de mon ordinateur")