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How Scriptlets and Web Browser Security Interact

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In a security-aware host such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, a scriptlet and any controls contained within it are subject to Internet Explorer security. To set the security level in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the View menu (version 4.0x) or the Tools menu (version 5 or later), and then click the Security tab.

On a user's machine, the security level for the zone containing the scriptlet's server must be set to either Medium or Low. If the security setting is High, the scriptlet will not be downloaded to the user's computer. If custom security settings are specified for a zone by clicking Custom Level on the Security tab in the Internet Options dialog box, both Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting and Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe must be set to either Prompt or Enable.

The same guidelines apply to any controls that the scriptlet contains, including other scriptlets, especially if the scriptlet contains controls that reside on a server in a different zone.

Therefore, when you distribute an application that uses a scriptlet, make sure that users set the security settings in their copy of Internet Explorer to the correct level to make it possible for them to use your scriptlets.

For more information about the security settings in Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Help.

See Also

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