Weekend Discussion

Friday February 18th, 2000

What *one* feature would you most like Mozilla to have by final release? If it's already on the slate to be in the final release, let us know why it's important to you. Just click the Responses link to join the conversation! Our forums are quite civil, and we'd love to hear your opinions.

#171 Can't believe anyone's still using ActiveX

by leafdigital

Monday February 21st, 2000 3:57 AM

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ActiveX died a long time ago - certainly as far as the internet is concerned. It may be clinging to a pale shadow of its intended existence in certain intranet environments, I suppose, but really it's a very niche technology. I definitely don't see any need for mozilla support. People using intranets will specify IE anyway if they want to develop with COM.

IIRC Mozilla has a different system for web-application development (something to do with javascript and XUL, right?), best to stick with that. (Even though that's a flawed idea too, and the whole web-app thing is drastically exaggerated in importance because people seem to have forgotten that in many circumstances standalone apps are more appropriate, but anyway. :)