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mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.


#108 Re: plugin API

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Wednesday August 22nd, 2001 11:53 AM

You are replying to this message

"Not really. The important part of the plugin API is the connection between JavaScript and the plugin code. That has changed completely between Netscape 4.x and Mozilla, requiring completely new code. It never did work in IE, which had very limited support for LiveConnect in Windows IE and none in Mac IE."

Microsoft claims <http://www.wininformant.c…Index.cfm?ArticleID=22220> that it only dropped support for Netscape-style plugins after Netscape did. Now if I understand this correctly, Netscape only dropped support for LiveConnect which IE never really supported anyway. That would mean Microsoft is stretching the truth a bit. Can someone clarify this for me?

Alex