[thelist] IE update

Raditha Dissanayake jabber at raditha.com
Wed Oct 8 07:37:36 CDT 2003

I do believe there is another browser called mozilla.

Peter-Paul Koch wrote:

>> > I just tested the IE update that will appear because of the Eolas 
>> patents,
>> > and it indeed shows an alert whenever it encounters an object tag 
>> with,
>> > for instance, a Flash movie.
>> i have my current version of IE set to prompt whenever any ActiveX 
>> thingie
>> attempts to start up, and i invariably hit N on my keyboard unless i 
>> happen
>> to be surfing links from http://presurfer.meepzorp.com/
> Oh dear, yes, I see why you'd do that.
> Canadians are far worse, though, and I've got the Flash to prove it.
> They abuse horses by forcing them to serve as their police, they 
> treacherously allow bad French to be spoken within their borders, and 
> they secretly conspire to extend their logging operations to *all 
> trees on the entire world* (probably to dump them into our beautiful 
> waterworks).
> Need I say more?
>> so does this mean i'll have two alerts?
>> not that this is a problem, i can hit N pretty fast...
> Tested it: no. If you press N pretty fast you won't see the extra 
> alert. Or you could practice a subtle and lightning-fast 'N-return' 
> combination, just in case.
>> it also assumes i'll go and get that new version of IE which isn't 
>> likely
> Theoretically it's supposed to become the standard distribution 
> somewhere in 2004. I'm not sure if I believe that, though.
> This is all just too silly (and I mean Microsoft's decisions here, not 
> the Canadians).
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