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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 3rd, 2000

This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?

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#34 Re: Re: Interesting...

by mozineAdmin

Saturday March 4th, 2000 10:03 AM

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"I guess this could be a problem. Have you tried clicking 'no' when it asks if you want to install the ActiveX control?"

Of course - I don't run them on my system. The point is that the running of activex controls and plugins are under the same security option (see my previous post) and I get a warning even when displaying simple plugin content (because I won't turn off warnings in that pref). This is obviously intentional on Microsoft's part - to make ActiveX controls seem as secure as plugin content - which they certainly aren't.

"Well the 'one action' is a good one, I think. It provides something for people to click on when they 'drag and drop' bookmarks."

Never said it was a bad action, or that doing only one action was somehow bad. I meant "one action" as opposed to something else -- in this case, "no action". As in, "I do one thing while you do another".

"The little E on the page, in the status bar, changes when the Web browser loads a 'secure document'."

Doesn't in IE5.5 - I checked. It doesn't change at all - a separate lock image appears. But that's beside the point - they use the same icon for three different purposes (the one is still a mystery to me), and none of these uses are the same. That's just bad design.