JavaScript inserted using HTML macro cannot be executed

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Some JavaScript (specifically those with functions) inserted using the HTML macro cannot be executed upon saving a Confluence page. When previewing the page (using the Editor), the JS can successfully be executed.


This issue only occurs in Chrome. After saving the page, going to Developer Tool > Console will produce the following error:

Refused to execute a JavaScript script. Source code of script found within request.


The error is thrown when the page is saved via a POST and then retrieved via a GET. This is actually a security measure put in place by the Chrome browser in order to prevent XSS (cross-site scripting) attacks.

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Refreshing the page will resolve this issue. The JS can actually be executed upon refresh or upon normal viewing.

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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