AcuToWeb Browser Control Fails to Display Web Page

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Problem:

The COBOL application includes a browser control to display a certain web page.  When the application is executed from AcuToWeb the web page does not display. The browser is blank.

Solution:

There are two conditions for a web page to display in the browser control when running under AcuToWeb.

1. The browser must use the complete URL. Entering "microfocus.com" won't work, but entering "https://www.microfocus.com" displays the page.

2. AcuToWeb executes COBOL programs in a frame, consequently the web page must be able to run in a frame. For example these common web pages do not run in a frame:

https://www.google.com 

https://www.amazon.com 

But this one does:

https://www.microfocus.com

Note that the exact behavior varies. Internet Explorer provides an error message that the content cannot be displayed in a frame, and provides a link to open it in a new window.  Chrome and Firefox simply display nothing.

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