Full Article Attached Fully Scriptable Plug-ins for Mozilla

Thursday July 18th, 2002

Yesterday, the Netscape Tech Evangelism Team made a posting to netscape.public.mozilla.plugins announcing that the latest versions of Macromedia Flash and Apple QuickTime are scriptable in Mozilla. Read the full article for more details.

Thanks to Asa for the news.

#11 question about xpcom

by macpeep

Friday July 19th, 2002 12:39 AM

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Could someone please explain the main differences between IE's use of ActiveX for plugins and Mozilla use of XPCOM? As far as I understand, the two should be pretty close architecturally speaking. IE allows ActiveX to be used in other ways as "plugins", but I'm not sure if there's a lot of difference between just plain vanilla ActiveX controls and ActiveX controls used as plugins. Can XPCOM be used in the same way in Mozilla, to embed "random" functionality into a web page like a Java applet? What are the security mechanisms involved and how are they different from those (highly criticized) ones in IE?