We have a legacy Classic ASP application which makes use of Remote Scripting in a critical module to mimic AJAX (it was written before AJAX became a buzzword). I would like to make Firefox the default browser for our company (most people here use IE; there's no software update services or GPOs defined here so any upgrading has to be a manual process - however it's not that bad as we're a tiny company of only 6 people), but I would like to know if there is any way to get Remote Scripting to work. Right now when I try to access that module with Firefox I get an error stating Cannot locate proxy which supports Remote Scripting.

Is there any way around this or are we stuck with using IE for this module?


Firefox support probably depends on exactly how Remote scripting is used, as the term encompasses various technologies.

As a quick solution, you could use IETab to embed IE into firefox for sites that need IE. This of course requires a working installation of IE on the system.

Other than that, you'll probably have to analyze the webapp to see what it does.

  • +1, IETab is just the thing for this! – ThatGraemeGuy Jul 15 '09 at 15:05
  • IETab doesn't work on systems that don't have IE – Malfist Jul 15 '09 at 20:42
  • @malfist: Yes, of course, I thought that would be obvious. Still can't hurt to mention it :-). Edited. – sleske Jul 16 '09 at 7:42

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