[pmwiki-users] general browser rant
crisses at kinhost.org
Mon Apr 24 20:01:28 CDT 2006
On Apr 22, 2006, at 6:51 AM, Joachim Durchholz wrote:
> Neil Herber schrieb:
>> Just as a heads up warning, Microsoft in a recent IE "upgrade"
>> a web page. You now need to press space-bar or enter to "activate"
>> the script. Just what we all needed - more activation headaches from
>> MS. (I may have the technical details wrong here, but I have seen it
>> in "action". HA!)
> That's one of the few cases where MS isn't guilty. Blame Eolas - they
> hold a patent for automatic activation.
There's a work-around for this forced browser bug.
You need to document.write (or any other way of externally writing
the fix. It's really stretching to find a way around the patent. I
guess it is worded that the automated actions are called from within
the html document. Call them from outside the document, and I think
it is OK.
Microsoft documented the fix a couple months ago with warnings.
http://developer.apple.com/internet/ieembedprep.html is Apple's fix
-- while this is regarding embedding .mov and flash, it's probably
than the M$ documents, which are at : http://msdn.microsoft.com/
If anyone wants to work together on understanding this, I'm game. I
couldn't figure out whether it was going to affect my sites, and they
effected. And Microsoft only allowed the browser update for IE on
validated copies of XP -- and I'm using 98 only for site
proofing. :P So I'm willing to spend a little time trying to fix JS
code if someone's willing to work with me on it.
"Frankl (1978) also links freedom with responsibility. He suggested
that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a
Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast. His basic premise is
that freedom is bound by certain limitations. We are not free from
conditions, but we are free to take a stand against these
restrictions. Ultimately, these conditions are subject to our
decisions. We are responsible."
-- Gerald Corey, Theory and Practice of Counseling and
Psychotherapy (Sixth Ed.) p. 147, re: Viktor Frankl.
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