Chrome doesnt allow activeX object. however there are add ons to counter the issue.
The requirement is writing a file without using addon.
MSIE (only) can write to files ON THE USER'S COMPUTER (only), but only if the user marks your site as being a "safe" site and only if he/she agrees to let your page run an "unsafe for scripting" ActiveX control.
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Yes, but not existing versions of those browsers.
There is no point in coding for IE10 (only) while plenty of people are still using IE9, IE8, IE7 and even IE6.
You obviously revel in the very latest technology, but I live in the real world where lots of people are still several years behind the latest innovations.
well, if 51% of browsers could force a download, one could say your orig answer was mostly wrong. As it stands, by statcounter, you're at least 95% wrong...
you said yourself that old IE can already do this, and now, so can everyone else...
it's like your arguments are "only old IE machines can do that" and "only new machines can do that", which doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense, does it?
surely if most devices can do this, your warning text should be altered from the blanket denial you've been using since forever ago.
to me, the word "can't" implies the current state of affairs, whereas "counldn't" is probably a more accurate match for your overall message.
__________________ my site (updated 5/13) STATS (2013/5) HTML5:90.2% MOB:14% IE7:0.5% IE8:8.6% IE9:9.8% IE10:10%
So... phone/mobile usage (which is almost surely all HTML 5 or close to it) is more than all MSIE combined.
(By the by, the total pagehits includes web crawlers--google, yahoo, bing, etc. At a first cut--without refining the data more--it looks like only 93,000 of the page hits were actually from browser usage. So the percentages shown can be roughly doubled to reflect browser-only usage. Sometime I'll refined the data more carefully, but not now.)
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Last edited by Old Pedant; 03-07-2013 at 09:20 PM..