As of about 3 weeks ago (an IE8 update from ms ??) I have been unable to
run local active-x scripts. I have a calendar generator located here
That expression shows up (see following url) if I attempt to "add this
website to the zone" but the syntax is incorrect when I click the "add"
button. This may not have anthing to do with the problem.
In any event I am only able to run the script if I bring up security and
enable active-x scripting for "the internet". It is now prompting me every
time I run it which is ok as i just run it periodically when I want to
update the calendar. For the last 4 years (ie6, ie7, ie8) it has been
prompting like it should but as of 3 weeks ago it stopped and I had to hunt
down and enable the prompting.
My question: Why do I have to enable the prompting for local active-x
scripts that I created and/or obtained from a 3rd party and installed on my
system locally? Under trusted sites I do not see any websites.
ie8, vista64 with latest patches. Should not I see something like
//localhost or 192.168.2 etc so as to allow local scripting to run? I tried
changing the location of the calendar generator to \users\username\whatever
thinking that the directory off the root was forbidden but it made no
difference. I still got that automation error about can't create object.
I am not expert on scripting, maybe something can be added to the
script to make it "signed" AFAICT the script does not call home
thanks for looking