The Korean government has finally announced its plans to start removing the troublesome ActiveX software from public websites later this month in order to create a more user-friendly Internet environment.
For long, this tech-savvy country has been stuck in a time warp with its slavish dependence on Internet Explorer.
ActiveX is an ancient piece of technology that is still prominent in South Korea. It has its multiple problems that sometimes bring down the whole banking system or the public service system every year. The good news is that it will finally be over according to this news.
Is it such a big problem to make plugins working in different browsers and OSes via ActiveX, NPAPI and PPAPI, respectivelly? Sun Java did it, Adobe Flash and Shockwave did it, Wolfram CDF player did it, Microsoft Silverlight did it. Why do they talk about removing ActiveX as opposed to adding NPAPI and PPAPI?