How about several megabytes of data sent to the IETF list?
Noise doesn't count.
And this is after Microsoft had been told, multiple
times, that active content was highly dangerous,
and MS's response was that because customers wanted
"advanced features", this justified it all. Sorry,
but I don't buy that argument.
I do. Microsoft is right. I consider active content a huge security hole
myself, but I'm part of a small minority. Most people want their Flash and
Shockwave and RealPlayer stuff and what-not. I have that all turned off. I'd
without it, as the designers have never considered the possibility of a visitor
without a Flash control installed; I just don't visit those sites at all, since
they are usually the sites of movie companies, ill-informed European companies,
and the like.
What Microsoft did in MS Outlook was deliberate
and intentional, and that's a major difference.
And this has nothing to do with Microsoft being
True. Other vendors do the same thing. It's only a matter of time before Adobe
ruins PDF by including active content in PDF files, if they haven't already done
so (I still use version 4, which is mercifully free of such capabilities, but
since Adobe has to bloat software to maintain their revenue stream just like
everyone else, it's only a matter of time).