IE’s “Click to activate” a thing of the past

In case you hadn’t already heard: The “click to activate” behavior, formerly required for ActiveX controls embedded in some webpages, is now permanently removed from Internet Explorer. You’ll need to get the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative Update. I believe the proper response is “woot!” 😉 [ Read the full Official IEBlog announcement.]

A cross-browser JavaScript prompt

While working on a project earlier today, I discovered a nasty little problem… Internet Explorer v7 (IE7) disables prompt() by default! This means you can’t rely on prompt() being available in IE7 when building your online applications. I decided to make a workaround using Microsoft’s proprietary showModalDialog function.

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