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This content cannot be displayed in a frame pelfgren 1/30/10 9:49 AM
I embedded Picasa Web album in a frame on my web site.  Everything was working.  My albums were displayed inside a frame and links to other pages on my site were displayed.  I now get the message.  This content cannot be displayed in a frame.   To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in a frame.
 
   What you can try:
    Open this content in a new window  
 
If I click "open this content in a new window the Picasa Web album will open however I want to have my albums on my web site and not in another window.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame evansburgchurch 1/30/10 12:15 PM
This happens to me too. Very annoying. What is so special about a frame?
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame Sean R 1/30/10 2:03 PM
This is a big topic in web application security these days - embedding content in a frame is a great way to get a viewer's information stolen.  One way (but by no means the only way) that this could happen is this:

Let's say that I'm a Bad Guy, and I want to steal your Google Account password.  A relatively easy way to do that would be to put a frame around a Google site, such as Picasaweb, and then once the user has done something within that frame, give them a fake login prompt.

Since that fake login prompt is within a frame, the user can't tell if they're actually logging into www.google.com or www.iamabadguy.ru, or whether the site they're logging into is HTTPS (logging into any site over HTTP is especially dangerous if you're using an unsecured connection, such as a coffeshop's WiFi connection).

This is not the only scenario where this could cause problems (feel free to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clickjacking for some more info), but it's important to us that all users' data is protected.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame windharp 2/1/10 11:00 AM
Sure thing, but preventing people who want to display their own web albums inside their own website is not the solution IMHO.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame dauwie 2/1/10 1:16 PM
hello, please 'google' , can you fix this problem or is it a setting in IE 8.0 , can we detect this setting??  ... what can we do as webmasters if we use an iframe to show pictures ? Is there a solution for IE8.0 users? Is there a API for picasa?
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame Sean R 2/1/10 1:43 PM
windharp:  There's no way for us to know who owns the website attempting to embed the site, so there's really not a choice there.

dauwie:  There's an API for Picasaweb, and you can find the documentation for it at http://code.google.com/apis/picasaweb/overview.html .  There are also existing third-party software packages that will allow you to directly embed Picasaweb content in your website, for those webmasters who aren't programmers.  I can't refer you to any off the top of my head, but I do believe that they exist at least for Drupal and several other CMS-type setups.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame Sean R 2/1/10 2:29 PM
Also, the reason that this still works in older browsers is that they do not have anti-clickjacking protection.  IE8 and other newer browsers do, which is why the behavior is different there. See http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/01/27/ie8-security-part-vii-clickjacking-defenses.aspx for some info from Microsoft on that.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame Snapafun 3/1/10 11:25 PM
This is getting out of hand. IE8 is the only browser not allowing us to open picasaweb within our iframe and it words its rejection in such a way as to blame picasaweb!

I can successfully use picasaweb in iframes on Firefox, Opera and Gnome - all the latest versions.

I now have to go and reconfigure my whole site along with my clubs site, both with at least 80% of the viewpoint being what I size the iframe to.

If anyone finds a way of turning this 'feature' in IE8 off, please report back here.

TIA
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Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame howardtayl 5/30/10 9:09 AM
This really is a problem. I use IE8. Java and everything else is fully updated.  Last year I created a URL so my wife's tennis team could access photos of an event.  Did a basic forwarding and worked great so all they had to know was something like OurTennis2009.com instead of a long link.  Tried to do the same thing recently. Spent a couple of hours trying to figure it out with no success.  Called GoDaddy and they said it worked on their system (they may not use IE8).  Spent more time trying to figure it out and found this discussion.  

I've got 3 computers running XP-PRO and Windows 7 and all use IE8.  It is not a "solution" to say use another browser. We need a real fix to this problem or people will switch to other web albums that do not have this issue (I know I will).  

For now, looks like I'll just have to send out the link to everyone and the URL was a waste of time and money.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame danbloomdotcom 6/2/10 4:57 AM
I am having a similar problem.  Suddenly, domain frowarding (and masking) of vib-art.com to picasaweb.google.com/vered.israel.bloom/VIBSArt?feat is not working.  I have not yet been able to find a solution.  Even after removing the masking, I still get the lovable "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" within IE8 and a clean white blank page within Safari 4.
Re: This content cannot be displayed in a frame danbloomdotcom 6/2/10 5:11 AM
I turned off the masking and now the forwarding is working.