Mark of the Web Explained
Many people have questions concerning the security warnings displayed by Internet Explorer while trying to access WebWorks Help 5.0 or Dynamic HTML output. Several discussions in the ePublisher documentation suggest a solution known as the "Mark of the Web." I thought it might be helpful to demystify this feature a bit and explain what it does, why it exists, and (most importantly) why it doesn't work as expected. First, a summary:
You want to view pages locally (such as a documentation set installed on a user's machine). Those pages contain scripts. Scripts can't be used in the local zone. So, the MOTW solution forces IE to run the web page in the "internet" security zone, thereby enabling scripts. However, pages in the "internet" zone can't access local files (a task required by the scripts). Quite a circular conundrum.
The MOTW feature is much more suited to a simpler format like Dynamic HTML, which consists only of single topic pages built by the page template; Page.asp is the only file to override in that case.
All in all, it's just a really bad situation on the part of the Internet Explorer browser, and there's nothing we can really do to improve upon it. There is no way to disable the IE warnings while retaining full functionality of local output. Not a helpful conclusion, I'll admit, but an honest and accurate assessment nonetheless.
Please note that this solution is quite old, and for some has not panned out very well.