Thank you for your post.
I am able to reproduce this issue on WebDirect with IE 11 in Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1. The Web Viewer gives a "The webpage cannot be displayed" page. It does seem that the WebViewer works as expected in Google Chrome on both the Mac and Windows Operating Systems.
Additionally, I am forwarding this information to Testing and Development. When I receive feedback, I will respond here.
This is known issue.
IE supports data: URL very limited. FMPro has workaround that using file: instead of data: for webviewer from the time
WebD doesn't use such workaround for IE (may be browser detecting problem), so "data:" in webviewer is not working in Webd on IE.
user19752 is correct. It seems this is a known issue. I added this thread to the report.
In this case, Internet Explorer does not support the rendering in the WebViewer for security purposes. I attempted enabling everything and having Internet Explorer as insecure as possible and still had no luck working around the issue.
Aside of using a different browser to Work Around you might write the content to an external html, then use it in web viewer.
I don't think this is "for security purpose", since other browsers support it (iframe src="data:...").
Apologies for not sourcing my response.
You may refer to Microsofts Article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc848897(v=VS.85).aspx
It states: “For security reasons, data URIs are restricted to downloaded resources. Data URIs cannot be used for navigation, for scripting, or to populate frame or iframe elements.”
They seem to have disabled the feature for security purposes in Internet Explorer.
Thanks, I think I read it once, but forgot it and not sure yet how it is restricted.
There seems nothing about data:text/html, and
may be "downloaded resource", but it also not supported used in iframe src.
I think second phrase mean these are not supported
I can't believe all other browsers are not secure with supporting <iframe src="data:text/html<script>...</script">
So what is this? WebDirect is restricted to only three browsers, Firefox, the mostly used browser worldwide is none of these, but IE. WebDirect manual states, Webviewer can be used with WebDirect the same way they are used with filemaker clients. When this is a known issue, why does FMI state these things? We payed thousands of Dollars for FMS with WD. Fix this, please!