POSTS FOR 2003

Another Internet Explorer “Feature”

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I came across something interesting at JoeGrossberg.com. I was using Internet Explorer temporarily while I tried to uninstall the latest “nightly” of Mozilla, and re-install the last Beta version.

If you’re using Internet Explorer:

var oWMP = new ActiveXObject('WMPlayer.OCX.7');
var colCDROMS = oWMP.cdromCollection;
colCDROMS.Item(0).Eject();

Hmmm… can we all say “security violation”? Let’s see how long it takes Microsoft to fix this bug without an “MS Bugzilla”. On the other hand, with the IE6 freeze, it may never get fixed…

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .