I don't mean new IE in like "oh rag on the popular one"
I mean as in shit breaks without it, because sites sometimes require Chrome specific bullshit so I have to have this piece of shit installed for the occasional site that won't work
And Google is unilaterally dictating standards by abusing its market position
@Elizafox NaCL was a transparent attempt at ActiveX Part 2 - WebAssembly isn't that much better...
> And Google is unilaterally dictating standards by abusing its market position
so much this - Google is ramming through standards to cause fatigue implementing them for people who aren't google, and for shit that is a security hazard waiting to happen and only good for ChromeOS (cough WebUSB)
@calvin WebAssembly has actual support behind it from browsers besides Chrome. It's actually industry-wide. Even Microsoft backs it.
NaCl is truly evil though and /does/ reinvent ActiveX.
if we HAVE to have code on the web, at least make it not js
ActiveX: Horrible, insecure, and proprietary.
Java: Horrible, insecure, slow, and conflicting compatibility.
Shockwave: Horrible, slow.
Flash: Horrible, insecure, slow.
Silverlight: Horrible, proprietary.
WebAssembly: Probably horrible and insecure.