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New Information on Configuration Changes for Internet Explorer and ADODB.stream

On Friday, July 2, 2004, Microsoft is releasing a configuration change for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003, to address recent malicious attacks against Internet Explorer, also know as Download.Ject. More information is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass.Windows customers are encouraged to apply this configuration change immediately to help be protected from current Internet Explorer exploits. The update is available on Windows Update.

How to disable the ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer

Critical Update for Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer (KB870669)

Critical Update for Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer - 64 Bit Edition (KB870669)

Where did the img tag come from?

In the latest chapter of WaSP ASKS THE W3C, WaSP asks: How do we insert multimedia objects into Web documents in a backwards-compatible way? Buried in the article is a snippet on the history of the IMG tag, with a link to the original proposal by Marc Andreessen on the www-talk mailing list, posted in February of 1993.

In late 1999, I wrote an article for civic.com called “Make the Internet Accessible for All“ in which I wrote: “A Web site that can't be navigated without a mouse, or is useless without the graphics or doesn't have enough information in text format, will lock people out of your place of business. I read an e-mail message a couple of years ago written by a woman whose husband was blind. She spoke about how, in the early days of the Internet, it was a wonderful place for her husband. It was all text-based and universally accessible. Now, it's a world of images, clicks, online forms, marquees, blinking text and music, all of which can be obstacles to accessibility.“

By the time I “got on the Internet” (AOL actually) images were there - I never knew it any other way. Now I know how they came to be there.

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