button not displaying for FF and IE

Posted on 2014-02-03
Last Modified: 2016-03-24

I'm wondering why the button that is dynamically created not displaying for FF and IE:

In ff, the image displays for a brief moment and then disappears.

Attaching some screenshots.

I even tried this code:
$("#agree_place_order_btn").attr("src", "");

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But if I use the Paypal's buttons it works in all 3:

The image is live:

So why does it work in chrome and not in ff and ie?

Question by:Victor Kimura
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Expert Comment

ID: 39831302
Wanna give us a clue as to what button we should be looking for?

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by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39831316

Yeah, sorry.

it was noted in the first post too. =)
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Gary earned 500 total points
ID: 39831341
Sorry must have missed it.

I get this error.
"NetworkError: 403 Forbidden -"

Don't have time to investigate your js further, but ajax cannot work cross domain and this is probably the reason for the forbidden.  you should set the url to be dynamic to the protocol and domain used.
When setting the button have the src preset and then just use ajax to load the button.
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Author Comment

by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39831360

But then I'm wondering why would this link work for all 3 browsers?

But this one:

only work for Chrome?

I have this part returned in my json variable:
<input type="image" id="agree_place_order_btn" src="" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" style="border: 0px;">

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The above is part of the PHP variable $RETWEBSITECODE:

$sPageVars['encrypted_pp_button'] = $RETWEBSITECODE;
$retPageVars = json_encode($sPageVars);
echo $retPageVars;

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But if I use the paypal link's image for the src of the input image tag then it works in all 3 browsers.

Where do you see the NetworkError: 403 Forbidden? Is that in IE or FF? Where do you see that error? Can you give me a snapshot of what you see?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39831372
In FF in Firebug, I will have a further investigation when I get back in an hour or so - it just struck me initially as ajax problem.

Author Comment

by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39831379

Ok, thanks so much! Really appreciated your help! =)

By the way, I just took a short video shot of my IE debugger IDE and when I change from the image that's hosted on my site to the paypal image then it all of sudden displays:

Thanks, Cathal.

Assisted Solution

by:Victor Kimura
Victor Kimura earned 0 total points
ID: 39831418

I found and I'd forgotten that I placed some hotlinking prevention in my htaccess file so (before the fix) I could only display images coming from the subdomain but no other subdomain of

Just fyi, if those want to have hotlinking for their entire domain but allow any hotlinking within your own root domain.

# ------------------------------------------------
# Stop hotlinking of images
# ------------------------------------------------
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
# RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https://(secure\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(https|http)://(.*(\.)*)?*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .*\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|js|css|png)$ - [F]

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Expert Comment

ID: 39831490
NP, and glad my debugging efforts led you to the problem :o)

Expert Comment

ID: 39832049
In Javascript: document.getElementById("myButton");.style.display="inline"/"none";

Author Closing Comment

by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39843931
it was the htaccess file but thanks @Cathal because I wouldn't have guessed it without knowing the NetworkError 403 Forbidden on the image. That gave me the clue to search for it and I read on some forum post that it could be my code that prevented hotlinking. Then it just dawned on me.

Thanks and blessings<><

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