Designing, Deploying, and Managing Stationery : Customizing Your Design : Mark of the Web
Mark of the Web
When a user reads a locally installed help system displayed through the Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) browser, the browser can apply local machine zone security to the help system content pages if they are loaded directly from a file system as opposed to a web server. This security can interfere with some features, such as those implemented using JavaScript, and display security windows. For example, the user may see Javascript security windows when using MSIE to directly open pages generated from either of the WebWorks Help, WebWorks Reverb, or Dynamic HTML formats.
The Mark of the Web (MOTW) is a technique to avoid these security windows generated by MSIE. However, while the MOTW suppresses security windows, it also disables links to baggage files on the local file system such as PDF and image files, so this is something to consider when making use of this function within WebWorks Help 5.0, WebWorks Reverb, or Dynamic HTML. For more information about the Mark of the Web, see
Note: Due to the continued evolution of the Microsoft Windows platform along with subsequent releases of MSIE, if you are enabling MOTW for your generated output, you will need to pay particular attention to the version of ePublisher formats that you are using for your conversions. For example, with the release of Microsoft Windows 8, a modification to the MOTW is required in order to load non-HTML files. This modification has been included in all ePublisher formats beginning with format versions 2013.2. So if you are using a prior version of the format, you should consider upgrading your format to version 2013.2 or later.
To enable the Mark of the Web for WebWorks Reverb or WebWorks Help
1. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.
2. Expand File Processing.
3. Set Insert Mark of the Web (MOTW) to Enabled.
To enable the Mark of the Web for other HTML based formats
1. In your Stationery design project, on the View menu, click Project Directory. For more information about override files and locations, see “Understanding Stationery, Projects, and Overrides”.
2. If you want to override the processing for an output format, create the Formats\formattype\Pages folder in your project folder, where formattype is the name of the output format you want to override, such as Dynamic HTML.
3. If you want to override the processing for a target, create the Targets\targetname\Pages folder in your project folder, where targetname is the name of the target you want to override.
4. Copy the Page.asp file from the following folder to the override folder you created within your project folder:
Program Files\WebWorks\ePublisher Designer\Formats\formattype\Pages
5. Open the Page.asp file you copied to your project override folder in a text editor.
6. Find the following line of code:
<!--MOTW-DISABLED saved from url=(0014)about:internet -->
7. Delete MOTW-DISABLED from this line of code.
8. Save and close the Page.asp file.
9. If you want to override the processing for WebWorks Help, complete the following steps:
a. Search each HTML file in the WebWorks Help support files for MOTW-DISABLED.
b. Override each of these files in your project with a copy of the file with MOTW-DISABLED removed from the file.
10. Regenerate your project and verify the results.