Changes In-store for ActiveX Controls? Webmasters/Developers
ActiveX Controls (MSDN)
| This was posted on MSDN a few days ago and might
have a major impact on any site using ActiveX Controls.
It sounds like Microsoft is updating ActiveX
so that users will have to “activate” the control before it can be used.
This would however effect any webpage using
ActiveX Controls for something as simple as Windows Media Player.
Webmasters should read the MSDN page to
better understand these new changes. Thanks Bryan!“This ActiveX Update
will be making minor changes to how Internet Explorer handles some web pages
that use ActiveX controls. Examples of ActiveX controls include Macromedia
Flash, Apple QuickTime, Real Networks RealOne, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Sun Java
Virtual Machine, and Microsoft Windows Media Player. With this update, users
cannot directly interact with Microsoft ActiveX controls loaded in certain web
pages. Users can interact with such controls only after activating their user interfaces.
Web developers will have the ability to update their web pages using the
techniques we suggest on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/activating_activex.asp,
so that controls will function without user interaction.”