What was the April 2006 change to Internet Explorer?
How will the Microsoft updates to Internet Explorer, announced November 8, 2007What was the April 2006 change to Internet Explorer?
The Microsoft updates to Internet Explorer in April 2006 changed how it handles some active content such as that viewed in Adobe Flash Player, Authorware Player, Shockwave Player, and Adobe Reader, as well as Sun Java, Apple QuickTime, Real Networks Real Player, and other ActiveX controls.
Microsoft has stated that when viewing an affected website using the updated Internet Explorer browser, visitors will be able to see, but not interact with, the content. When a user mouses over the content, a tool tip will appear telling the user to click to activate the content. After the visitor clicks the content, the content can receive user input and behave normally.
User activation for Shockwave content will be slightly different due to the way in which Shockwave Player handles mouse activity. Users with versions prior to 10.1 of Shockwave Player installed will be shown a modal dialog box prompting the user to click OK to continue loading and activate the content.
How will the Microsoft updates to Internet Explorer, announced November 8, 2007
Microsoft plans to remove the activation behavior from Internet Explorer in April 2008. Microsoft has indicated that once end-users have installed the update, controls will function as they did before the activation change was made in April 2006, and sites that previously displayed the "click to activate" message will no longer do so.