"I belong to a community of people who use Microsoft operating
systems for industrial automation (water plants, automotive,
semiconductors, etc.)," writes Todd Malone. "They created a
general protocol that layers on top of DCOM for our industry,
which companies like Rockwell Automation, Siemens, and
Honeywell have adopted." IE 6 breaks every single such
system, he says, stepping on a capability that the developers
"were 'guaranteed' would remain in the product." [infoworld 2003-03-10
Hmmmm. Seems that relying on a single monopolistic vendor does NOT
abolish integration problems or API changes.
Gee, I coulda tode you dat.
And WTF are industrial automation systems doing running Windows? Let the
accounting department use it, and install something more robust.