IE6 ActiveX changes affect MSAA

Microsoft has changed the way Internet Explorer 6 (using updated Windows 2003 or XP) loads embedded ActiveX controls. The update is Microsoft’s reaction to a patent suit it lost to Eolas Technology and the University of California.  

Here are 3 helpful Microsoft links for developers. They should assist your design of workarounds to ensure ActiveX controls remain automatically enabled (activated):

  1. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/activating_activex.asp
  2. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msaa/msaaccrf_5q05.asp
  3. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=912945
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