Andrew Connell

Avoiding those "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page" in IE8 when editing SharePoint Publishing sites

Just stumbled across this via Randy Drisgill's blog. It's nagged me forever, but never had a clue what was going on. People get this when they are editing their Content Editor Web Parts... not that they are good or anything. Basically IE8 acts a bit different when calling certain JavaScript methods. The quick and dirty fix is to uncheck the Enable native XMLHTTP support option in IE's advanced options. Great find! Read the following post for all the details on the issue and a fix. » IE8 to SharePoint-'Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?' Technorati Tags: sharepoint,publishing,wcm,moss...

Just stumbled across this via Randy Drisgill’s blog . It’s nagged me forever, but never had a clue what was going on.

People get this when they are editing their Content Editor Web Parts… not that they are good or anything . Basically IE8 acts a bit different when calling certain JavaScript methods. The quick and dirty fix is to uncheck the Enable native XMLHTTP support option in IE’s advanced options.

Great find! Read the following post for all the details on the issue and a fix.

» IE8 to SharePoint-‘Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?’

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.