Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 05:27 UTC
Microsoft Whilst it's not okay in Microsoft's eyes for Google to install a plugin into Internet Explorer, increasing the potential surface area of attack, when Microsoft do it to Firefox, it's a different matter. Now a security hole has been found in a plugin that Microsoft have been silently installing into Firefox.
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RE[5]: beware the .net
by Hiev on Sat 17th Oct 2009 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: beware the .net"
Hiev
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Kroc, I'd really like to agree with you, but HTML controls are to limited, you get a button, a combobox a listbox and a pair more and that's it, but lets suppose you need a datetime edit that can show a calendar when you click the tiny arrow to show a calendar, that is something trivial in a desktop aplication, or a treeview or a decend grid (tables do a good job but they fall short), if you need something like it, be prepared to reinvent the well with tons of java script and tons of CSS hacks. And apart deploy all those .js and .css files with your webpage. That, in the end, the users will have to download just to have that basic functionality.

Now try to do that with .NET or Flash or Silverligh or <insert your hated pluggin here> and like magic all that functionality will be at your reach.

HTML is to basic, and needs a lot of javascript and CSS wotkship to make it work for my needs, and Im sure im not alone here.

Edited 2009-10-17 21:26 UTC

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