Monday, April 03, 2006

IE and ActiveX

Internet Explorer uses ActiveX controls to share information among applications -- even applications that are not from Microsoft. This allows other software developers to use parts of the Windows operating system and share other pieces in order to make a more interactive web experience. Because of the Eolas case, Microsoft is changing the way they initiative ActiveX controls. An IE patch (which is currently not labeled as "critical") changes the behavior of IE. If a web site that uses ActiveX controls has not been re-written to accommodate these changes, the user will be asked to agree to run each control before it loads. [from eWeek]

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