NGLayout ActiveX Control Operational in IE

Tuesday January 26th, 1999

Robert Gelb has two screenshots for us that will be of great interest to our viewers and, I believe, a great distress to Microsoft. The first is the NGLayout ActiveX control operational within a simple application shell, displaying the boxacidtest that we featured a few days ago on this site. The second is even more intriguing: two mozilla HTML windows displaying inside Internet Explorer 4. I think it's appropriate to mention what this _is not_. This is not a screenshot of NGLayout replacing the HTML renderer of IE4. But what it does show is how far along the NGLayout ActiveX control is, and how it is beginning its march to take over a realm that until this point was strictly MS domain. It means that application developers looking for an HTML, CSS, DOM, XML compliant application component will have to look no farther than the Open Source code of Mozilla. And they will gain the added benefit of using the same rendering engine used on all the other Mozilla platforms.

#19 Re:NGLayout ActiveX Control Operational in IE

by Guy Murphy <>

Monday February 1st, 1999 4:04 AM

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So let me get this straight....

I no longer need a netscape browser. I can use IE5, and if I ever need to simply use the Gecko ActiveX control transparently in most cases.

Hurray! Say the Gecko camp. Except now everybody is using IE5 because they can get the best of both worlds with IE5. They only get one side with the NS browser.

The next bit is the interesting one. As a web developer I know that because everyone has IE5 all those lovely proprietry extensions are far more viable.... CSS expressions, behaviours etc.

As the tide turns, implimentation of pages for IE5 extensions increases, first on intranet development, then increasingly onto the Web.

You guys are excited by this?