About the ActiveX Edition category

Posted by: chris on 23 September 2022, 4:48 am EST

  • Posted 23 September 2022, 4:48 am EST - Updated 3 October 2022, 4:49 am EST

    About the ActiveX Edition category

  • Posted 7 November 2022, 6:31 pm EST

    Basically ActiveX was a proprietary ‘Object Linking and Embedding’ technology developed by Microsoft which helped faciliate the exchanging of data/content between applications and the embedding of data/content from one application into another.

    ActiveX was well known because it was integrated into Internet Explorer. It effectively allowed developers to build more advanced web applications (that could run inside a user’s web browser and be embedded into webpages), but the problem was that the web applications were only compatible with Internet Explorer. ActiveX controls also became infamous because they introduced all sorts of security risks by allowing developers to run potentially dangerous and malicious code in a user’s web browser simply by a user visiting a webpage.

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