OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 – fixes for recent MS patch to IE6/IE7 – new transport for IE6/IE7 probably coming soon

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on May 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

Recent Microsoft updates patched some code that was used by the RPC layer (from the Shindig project) to do messaging on Internet Explorer 6 and 7. OpenAjax Hub 2.0.7 fixes this by disabling the broken transport layer (NIX) and falling back to the fragment identifier transport (IFPC). Some further details can be found at [1] and [2].

[1] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001261.html
[2] http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2011q2/001262.html

It is likely that yet another update to the OpenAjax Hub open source project will happen sometime soon to include an alternate and faster cross-iframe transport technology for IE6 and IE7 (using Flash under the hood). This alternate transport approach is in the latest Apache Shindig open source trunk. An initial security assessment was done on this new transport approach and so far no security problems have been found.

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