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in other words

Don't build a website around activex, unless you want to revamp it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/xpsp2web.asp

Hankanyarock
Tuesday, August 10, 2004


Ah yes.

This is what happens when people start straying away from standards and using various "features" as core pieces of their applications.

I'm working on getting our asp apps xhtml and javascript compliant....  arg.

KC
Tuesday, August 10, 2004


How many people here are building extranets that make heavy use of ActiveX??

I'm a MS guy myself, but I've always shyed away from ActiveX for extranets since it's IE specific.

Mark Hoffman
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Some commercial apps make extensive use of ActiveX controls to give a Web App the Feel of a Windows App.

For instance the Defect Tracking System from Mercury Interactive called Test Director makes extensive use of Active X controls for the GUI.

(The irony of it all was that the IT Gestapo banned internal programmers from using ActiveX controls - but then purchased this aplication that totally violated their own standards!!!!)

Test Director
http://www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center/testdirector/features.html

Screen Shot
http://www.mercury.com/us/images/products/quality_center/testdirector-lg.gif

Genx'er
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Unless I'm mistaken, http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ uses an ActiveX control to check which updates the host needs.

Hopefully, it's been signed with Authenticode ;-)

Fred
Tuesday, August 10, 2004


Yes it does.

When I got my cable modem activated, they wanted me to use IE so their hack of an ActiveX app could make sure my system "met their specs".  I had used a cable modem for nearly 4 years with essentially the same system, so I knew it was fine.


Damn, I need a new computer.

KC
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Anyone know if XP SP2  includes a ban on Microsoft.XMLHTTP at the client?

Anon
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"(The irony of it all was that the IT Gestapo banned internal programmers from using ActiveX controls - but then purchased this aplication that totally violated their own standards!!!!)"

That's not irony, it's standard operating procedure.

One office I worked at wouldn't let me run IrfanView because they actually had a policy against "freeware," but they used CVS for source code control.

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

" standard operating procedure"

Where???

In the Imperial Empire?

Genx'er
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

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