Kill those pesky MSXML 5.0 warnings in ALUI and WebCenter Interaction

This is annoying, right? 


Ah, we’ve all seen that wacky IE warning: “This website wants to run the following add-on: ‘MSXML 5.0 from ‘Microsoft Corporation’…”  Sure you could just accept it and move on, like we’ve been doing for years:


… but your users were trained better than that, right?  They know not to accept an add-on unless they know what it does.  And, well, since even I have no idea what this does, let’s take a look at how to just get rid of this message.  I found this little gem of a fix in Oracle’s Support Center; apparently this has been a bug since Jan 2007: 

On the portal-side, workaround this problem by editing the following two files:

I tried this out, and it seems to work well – no more annoying security warnings!  I will mention that I only had to edit one file (the LATEST\PTXML.js) in three places, not two.  And, of course, this is an IMAGESERVER file, so there is no need to restart the portal for this to take effect! 

  1. Search for “MSXML” in these files.
  2. Comment out or delete all references to ‘MSXML 4.0’ and ‘MSXML 5.0’ found in XML version arrays.
  3. After removing those references, only MSXML 3.0, MSXML 2.6 and the default should be listed.
  4. Parser arrays are present in three places in the file.
  5. Restart the WCI portal for the changes to take effect.


In three places in that file, you’ll find arrays defined like this; just comment out the 5.0 and 4.0 lines: 

var transportTypes = new Array(
//  'Msxml2.XMLHTTP.5.0',
//  'Msxml2.XMLHTTP.4.0',

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One Response to “Kill those pesky MSXML 5.0 warnings in ALUI and WebCenter Interaction”

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks, that’s a very useful tip!

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