2018-03-26 07:17:31 UTC
Yesterday, on my XPsp3 machine, I ran into IEs "offline mode" setting having
a far-reaching effect, blocking me from using an ActiveX component like
"Microsoft.XMLHTTP", and also (functions within) wininet.dll.
A suggested work-around for the latter using InternetSetOption with the
INTERNET_OPTION_IGNORE_OFLINE argument does not seem to work (and I found
some article mentioning its broken), and using it with
INTERNET_OPTION_CONNECTED_STATE equals INTERNET_STATE_CONNECTED does not
seem to have any effect either.
How do I use activex components and/or wininet.dll functions without being
bothered with the *IE programs* offline setting (which I want to keep that