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Old 08-02-2004, 03:44 AM   #1
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Which browser support ActiveX Controls?


I've using Mozilla built in Fedora Core 2. When I running my web application which require ActiveX Control accepted, the browser not display the warning box as WinXP. I guess that Mozilla not support ActiveX Controls. Plz help me run this app on Linux.

ah, my app name: trandumper (download at trandumper.com)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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You may want to reconsider the ActiveX requirement for your app. Neither Mozilla, Opera, or Safari support ActiveX. These browsers are either the major alternatives to IE or primary browsers for some platforms.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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Active X is inherently insecure. It is unlikely any browser under linux will support it. Java is the alternative to activex. Activex programs are windows apps. Linux is not windows.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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Sorry, I dun know what stickman mean. My app only require "click yes" when ActiveX Control warning box displayed (when I run on WindowsXP). And the problem is this similar warning box never shown when I run it on Mozilla @ Linux.

To Jimbo99: Ya, I no ActiveX programs is windows apps, but I think it only web apps so may be the browser in Linux can support it. Thanks for your reminder.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:18 PM   #5
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the warning box will not be shown... its not accepted through the browser. You can run IE through wine i beleive.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 01:16 AM   #6
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okay, I will try with IE through WINE. Thanks bro.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:41 AM   #7
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Mozilla support for ActiveX is nearing completion, however it will be some time before this support works out of the box on Linux
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:32 AM   #8
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Originally posted by saudoi
Sorry, I dun know what stickman mean. My app only require "click yes" when ActiveX Control warning box displayed (when I run on WindowsXP). And the problem is this similar warning box never shown when I run it on Mozilla @ Linux.
My comment was regarding the fact that in its current state, ActiveX is an IE-only technology. By requiring the use of ActiveX you are limiting your customers to IE only. You are completely elminating any group that uses an alternative browser on Windows (ie Mozilla and Opera users) or any group that uses any other platform (ie Mac and Linux users).

This is somewhat similar to a bank saying that they require IE for security purposes when their only requirement is that the user have 128 bit SSL capability. A bank that simply checks the browser string for IE and then block non-matches is needlessly alienating some of their customers.

As Jimbo99 said, ActiveX is extremely insecure and is a frequent mechanism for distributing malware. Many security sites recommend that ActiveX be disabled. As for running IE through Wine, do you really expect your site visitors to get a working Wine configuration to run your app? You would be better off using other technologies such as CSS and XML.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:29 PM   #9
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oh, stickman misunderstand me. I know ActiveX control is an only IE-technology and insecure. But I have to accept because my app require. This app designed only for IE @ Windows, not for other browsers. Now, I'm running Linux and need to use this app, that is the trouble.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 09:40 PM   #10
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In this case you should redesign your app,
really. Web & platform dependent makes no
sense, you could just as well write a generic
client that communicates on a random network
socket for windows-users and distribute that ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:52 AM   #11
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Now, I'm running Linux and need to use this app, that is the trouble.
Are you attempting to run an app written by you or someone else?
 
  


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