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Mozilla 1.6 ActiveX Control Installer and Scriptable ActiveX Plugin for Mozilla 1.6 Released

Tuesday January 20th, 2004

Adam Lock writes: "Following in the wake of Mozilla 1.6, I'm happy to announce the release of the new standalone Mozilla 1.6 ActiveX Control installer and the Scriptable ActiveX Plugin for Mozilla 1.6. Both are available from my website.

"New features for the control include support for view-source: and data: protocols, plus it ships with the ActiveX plugin so it is possible to host ActiveX content from inside the control. The installer is slightly smaller (4.5Mb) thanks to bzip2 compression.

"There are no new features in the plugin but Mozilla 1.6 is unencumbered by the regression that disabled scripting support in 1.5."


#8 I'll rather pass, and so should other people......

by bugs4hj <bugs4hj@netscape.net>

Wednesday January 21st, 2004 8:01 PM

You are replying to this message

"There are plenty of words on security on the plugin page from a technical perspective. Read how many times I talk about activex.js and nsAxSecurityPolicy.js."

You 'obviously' don't care about security YET... That info is way to hard to locate for the average joe user

"But then again ActiveX security is not what Mozilla users should be worrying about. Ask yourself how many XPI files are signed for example and what a black hat could do with that knowledge if they felt so inclined."

Oh perfect, this one is new to me. Hey, I'm not questioning your work, nor should you have to worry about work of add-on/extension writers like me. This is all about evil ActiveX code out on the internet that can harm you anytime.

Security IS a real issue, especially ActiveX related features.

"I would obviously change the policy if the plugin shipped by default with Firebird / Mozilla. The same thing happened in NS7.1 where the plugin was locked down to host the Windows Media Player control only."

Why is that obviously? Why was that done? Remember, we don't have to worry about security, right?

Again, security IS a key factor, at least for me it is, and I'm sure for a lot more other people too.