Activating an ActiveX Control’s Interface through Javascript

Activate ActiveXAs a result of the jury decision in Microsoft’s Eolas patent lawsuit, Microsoft created an Internet Explorer update that would force users to activate media items coded with “embed”, “applet” or “object” tags. The result of this decision is that while movies may play and function correctly in Firefox, Safari and other browsers, users must click Flash media to “activate” it and accept ActiveX alerts on pages containing Quicktime media.

Because of my somewhat limited knowledge on how to overcome WordPress’s limitations on posting with multi-line text areas with formatting, I’m not going to reproduce the article here, but will rather take the lazier way out.

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