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ActiveX control download and redirection
ActiveX control download and redirection


I have been playing around with ActiveX controls and I noticed that IE shows
the complete URL even though the download has been redirected. From a user
perspective its a bit unclear where the actual ActiveX control is downloaded

example can be found on (a self signed ActiveX control will be downloaded): 

It contains the following  tag.

codebase="* ctTestP,0,0,0"

IE now shows a dialog ( ) 
indicating the ActiveX control comes from:* cab

but it is actually downloaded from 

Its probably the correct behavior (by design) but I think it can be misused
in some ways?

Any comments?

Martijn Brinkers 

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