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.
Monday August 20th, 2001 2:25 AM
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<rant> IE6 dropping NS4 plugins support? So what? After all these years browser makers have not been able agree to create a standard plugin system that is supported by all browsers on the same platform (much less cross platform).
I've yet to see webstandards.org complaining about plugin, I don't see plugin developers really doing anything about it and Mozilla seems to be moving away from NS4 plugins too (by introducing xpcom plugins). So why complain about IE5.5r2/IE6 not supporting NS4 plugins? If anyone really wanted cross-browser plugins, they should already have proposed a standard, get it to work with all major browsers and get plugin developers to used them!
It is not unexpected that Microsoft or even Netscape might make such a move, after all NS4 plugins are old and browsers have changed a lot. What about audio/video players like RealPlayer and WinAmp? Surprise! They have plugins too! Are we going to ask for cross player plugins? </rant>
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