The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant has made its Silverlight web-development technology a big part of its web services and future .NET strategy, but a pesky little warning when it meets up with the Firefox browser at times is highlighting a potential achilles heel for Microsoft.
What happens next in that scenario is that a Silverlight-based page with the scripts in question gets jammed up, and a warning ensues. Rodriguez suggests ways to work around the problem on the part of those building stuff using Silverlight. The workaround appears straightforward, but it means some extra steps for someone developing with Silverlight. “FYI, the issue has been reported to Mozilla and they seem to be on it, but of course given ship cycles, priorities, etc. . . we might not see a change for a while,” Rodriguez writes.