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Full Article Attached Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4

Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#84 Re: Re: Re: Comments

by macpeep

Thursday August 30th, 2001 3:38 AM

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Building in support for popular "formats" such as Flash, Shockwave, Java, QuickTime, MPEG etc. is definitely an interesting idea but it would add a lot of bloat to Mozilla, be hard to maintain and also I question if it would have any impact at all on Microsoft / ActiveX. After all, it's just as hard to maintain built in support for a technology in Mozilla as it would be to maintain a proprietary plugin for Mozilla.

Keep in mind that ActiveX is not just about "plugins" in IE. It's a much broader technology that is used throughout Windows and Windows applications. ActiveX is the Microsoft component model - the equivalence to XPCOM in Mozilla. There's very little anyone can do to "undermine" its position.