Microsoft Edge Will Abandon ActiveX and Other Older Technologies
Microsoft Edge plans to not only introduce a brand new design, but also discard older technologies that can be found implemented in the aging and much despised Internet Explorer.
The company’s new browser is scheduled to release this summer for the latest Windows 10 operating system. The new version is going to abandon its support for ActiveX, and in turn make a long list of technologies and APIs that come under that, useless.
According to the developer, the ActiveX controls are no longer required due to the capabilities and great support for the HTML5 language. Other technologies and APIs that Edge will not support include Browser Helper Objects, Document modes, Vector Markup Language, and VBScript.
In a new blog post made by the Microsoft Edge team, it was mentioned that Edge has been built using core parts of Internet Explorer. Over 220,000 lines of old code and over 300 interfaces exclusive to the old browser have been removed. Over 4,200 fixes have been added for stability and this work ensures that the new browser will be able to work on par with rival browsers.
Microsoft also noted that it will still keep Internet Explorer around for those who are dependent on the browser’s features.