Apple released its QuickTime ActiveX control for Internet Explorer yesterday.

This fixes a flaw in the latest Windows beta versions of Internet Explorer that stopped QuickTime working correctly. The control works with QuickTime 3, 4, 4.1 and 5, so users don't have to upgrade their version of QuickTime in order to use the control.

The news was reported in a message to the QuickTime Developer mailing list. The fix also means that Internet Explorer 5.5SP and 6.0 will display QuickTime content in the browser.

The development was required because both Internet Explorer for Windows versions 5.5 Service Pack (SP) 2 and beta version 6.0 don't support Netscape's plug-ins architecture. This meant Windows users could not view QuickTime content, as their browsers did not support it.

There's further information for webmasters and developers on Apple's Web site.