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Ajax question about ActiveX controls

Jian Yi
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I've developed a web site which uses XMLHttp for Ajax implementation. However, I read it some where that, XMLHttp is depending upon ActiveX controls to be enabled. My question is, how can my users disable ActiveX controls?

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Internet security Settings of IE

IE 7 does not use ActiveX

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Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:

IE 7 does not use ActiveX


As do not any of the non-Microsoft browsers: Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, and so on...


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Jian Yi
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So that means XMLHttp is not a safe method to use because users may disable the ActiveX controls? Does it mean it's better to use the hidden frame technique?

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They could also turn off JavaScript. If you want your site to be usable no matter what the user does, limit yourself to pictures of kittens.
[ October 20, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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