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K-Man

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Hope this is the right forum. :eek:

A friend of mine has a website, but when I try to go there, IE tells me that "the Active X controls are not safe". Does this mean they just aren't MARKED as safe, or should he be concerned about something more sinister?

Thanks!
 
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Perhaps he has some "unfriendly" code on his web site that is giving you the error.
 

K-Man

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Thank you for your response, etaf, but I'm afraid I still don't understand. :(

The URL you gave leads to a page regarding active x conflicts with MS Office apps. How does this relate?

Forgive my ignorance of these things.

Thanks
 
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Whats the sites address? I(and some others probably) will check the code to see if anythings screwy.

And have you tried it in another browser?
 

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Well; it seems the problem was my browser Big-K. :rolleyes: My parents have IE6, and can view the site just fine. I have IE5, and get all these problems. I wonder if I can upgrade to IE6, or if Win98 is too old for that. :confused:

Thanks for the help!
 

K-Man

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I got IE6... took about 5 minutes (I love my DSL).

Got other problems since the download though... (I hate Microsoft)!
 
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Exactly. Might try an alternative browser, fewer problems like IE in my experience.(if they can handle it)
 

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i usually suggest they get it off a magazine CD or from tesco in UK.
 

K-Man

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I was able to access my friends site, but I had to alter my security settings quite a bit to do so. I used that "html validator" site to see what was up too. It doesn't appear to be anything bad, just some unpolished code.

I informed my friend about all this stuff, so he would know that people might be having difficulties, and it might hurt his search engine rankings.

I'm kind of playing advisor for him on this, but I appreciate everyone's help!

I think this one is pretty well solved.

Thanks everyone!
 
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