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.NET Framework Security by Kevin T. Price, Rudi Martin, Matthew Lyons, Sebastian Lange, Brian A. LaMacchia

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Running Mobile Code in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is the most popular Web browser on Windows operating systems. It has many different forms of mobile code available to it while executing. To add managed code to the list of mobile code formats Internet Explorer supports, the .NET Framework provides a MIME filter that Internet Explorer uses to determine whether downloaded executable code is managed or unmanaged.

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The setup process of the .NET Framework registers a MIME filter. This filter will recognize managed code images that are included on a Web page either in an object tag (<object ...>) or referred to by an HREF when they are clicked in a Web page hosted in Internet Explorer. After a managed image is recognized, the CLR is invoked ...

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