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You should be concerned if you use:
- ActiveX controls: the modal dialog will no longer popup automatically. Users must specifically click on the pageholder to install controls
- Downloadable Files: The file download ability can only be initiated by a user click. Pages that say "your download will begin in 10 seconds" and have an ad before launching the file will now fail.
- Popup Windows: These may now only be initiated by a user action, not automatically, and only one popup will be created based on that user action... so a popup cannot spawn a popup, even if the original was spawned by a click.
- MS Java Virtual Machine: This is no longer distributed. You should direct your users to java.sun.com.
- Browser Windows Alterations: You can no longer do a fullscreen window, it will only launch a maximized window. You can no longer move the statusbar, titlebar or toolbar off of the visible screen.
All good changes to be sure, but some of us may be bitten by one of them (like the downloadable files one). So, it makes sense to start updating our pages now.
After all ..how many people are aware that they have their very own unique and trackable machine ID being broadcast each time they connect to the net ( unless diabled ..again like many goodies from Redmond its enabled by default and mentioned /explained nowhere in any help files ever ) ..
Ever seen your user.dat go by during "auto update" ...real quick ...Of course they said they don't collate and store such info ...they've said lots o stuff ..always the truth right ...
Tweaking the OS in order to stop the malware and hacks etc of "others" to their sloppy coding is hardly convincing from the company who intend to finally dot the I's and cross the Tee's in the intrusion / scumware business with palladium ...
What will they do next ..outsource the R and D to Murmansk ...
Sorry guys but I think you should feel more in need of protection from than by Microsoft ..unless there is genuine change of heart and ethics from Wintel and co ..
ITarena: Would you please elaborate?
I haven't tried it myself, but I believe this refers to less-than-ethical sites that put an ad on the screen and then move the window up the screen until the titlebar, menu and toolbars are above the visible screen. This prevents folks that don't know shortcuts from being able to close the window.
Not that I use IE any more. I don't. But I WILL get the SP when it's out....
Yeah, like when Mozilla / Netscape added the ability to block all (GIF and JPG) images from a server simply by right clicking the image, and then clicking "block images from this server". This was so that you could have a page show up sans banner adverts. Within weeks many of the advertisers started using other image formats, many of which actually slow my machine down a lot when I have multiple tabs open.