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When I requested a user's flair page for a non-existing user I got a dialog that said
'Framing not allowed, click OK to continue':

After clicking 'OK' (the only option) my original page is replaced by a (meta.)stackoverflow 'page not found' page.

Try setting up a page with the following iframe content to reproduce:

<iframe src="http://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/flair/500.html?theme=clean" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" 
    frameborder="0"  scrolling="no" width="210px" height="60px"></iframe>

This will try to load the flair page for the non-existing meta user 500.

Currently it is quit hard to load a page with such content.
I try to setup a page where a forum member can give his stackoverflow user number, and show the flair page for that given user by accessing the correct iframe.

Could this be fixed in any way?
What I would like to see is a flair iframe, with a 'User not found' or something similar. Or just a plain 404 HTTP error.

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There's your problem: your browser appears to be using some crazy, non-English language. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 27 '09 at 18:40
Well the issue is that Stackoverflow sends a message that forces the web browser to dump the iframe and replace the whole page with a page not found. Ton – Ton Plomp Jul 27 '09 at 19:04
Making the localization of the browser the source of the bug is quite ignorant and pity. Ton – Ton Plomp Jul 27 '09 at 19:10
He was *trying* to make a joke. – jjnguy Jul 27 '09 at 19:13
Yes, I appreciate the joke effort, if it was accompanied by something valuable (no harm done though). – Ton Plomp Jul 27 '09 at 19:21
time to get out your frame buster buster – Ian Elliott Jul 28 '09 at 6:06
We'll return a plain text 404 instead of including a master page with a frame buster when a user isn't found. – Geoff Dalgas Aug 7 '09 at 7:31
Geoff could you respond with an answer so I can accept it? – Ton Plomp Aug 7 '09 at 9:57

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We'll return a plain text 404 instead of including a master page with a frame buster when a user isn't found. Geoff Dalgas

Yes it is fixed, thanks!


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