> I've seen very little real functionality in either Java or ActiveX,
> and usually leave all that turned off. I find theres fewer dancing
> rabbits on my screen.
Indeed. The only time I've turned on active content in my browser is when
some idiot has set up some kind of ActivX/Java applet to browse his site,
so I've had to turn it on to do my job.
I haven't noticed that any of these applets have added any new fuctionality.
Oh, it's cute to have the buttons change when the mouse moves over them,
but I can work just as effectively without that. They could do everything
they did in the applet with CGI, or even static pages.
I disable all active content on all browsers when I install them, and my
firewall effectively breaks Java if the users turn them back on. I recommend
that anyone else interested in browsing the net do the same thing.