As you may have noticed, when you roll over a Flash animation embedded in a website while using Internet Explorer, you may see a tooltip that says “click to activate and use this control” and a dotted line around the object. This is the result of a recent legal battle that Microsoft lost to EOLAS , a patent holder, about the way Internet Explorer displays OBJECT tags in webpages. As a result of the lawsuit, Microsoft distributed an update for Internet Explorer requiring user input to display and activate ActiveX based media. The affects all ActiveX content, including Quicktime, JAVA, Acrobat, and just about any media/video player. This is a hassle when trying to integrate multimedia content into your webpages.