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Chris Blizzard Interview at Red Hat

Monday July 15th, 2002

Red Hat has a rather humourous interview with Chris Blizzard on their website. The interview covers such diverse subjects as why Mozilla 1.0 is important, how Chris got involved with the project and how it's possible to read both The Economist and The Nation each week.

Thanks to Patrick for the tip.


#11 Re: But certian features are built to work best ....;

by macpeep

Wednesday July 17th, 2002 12:34 AM

You are replying to this message

"The same or ver similar functionality can be done by methods other than ActiveX (ie. Java or Javascript). ActiveX remains in IE since it works only with Windows plain and simple."

Not true. ActiveX is the plugin mechanism in IE. While theoretically you could achieve the same with Java, in reality, unfortunately, you can't. There's a reason why Mozilla doesn't rely on Java for plugins either and it's the exact same reason; Java and JavaScript doesn't cut it for playing near full-screen sized QuickTime video unless you install some native code components, after which it's no different than using a plain native plugin since you'll be running code outside the sandbox anyway.

And how exactly is ActiveX less secure by design than, say, the Mozilla plugins?