Using Active Channels

Before you learn about the specifics of the CDF vocabulary, let's take a quick moment to see how Active Channels are actually used. Active Channels are supported in the Internet Explorer Web browser starting with version 4.0. In version 4.0, there is a toolbar devoted solely to Active Channels. In version 5.0, Active Channels are incorporated as a subfolder under the Favorites folder, as shown in Figure 33.1

Figure 33.1. The Active Channels subfolder within the Favorites folder in Internet Explorer 5.0.

To subscribe to a channel, you begin by selecting the channel in the Channels folder. Figure 33.2 shows the page that's ...

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