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Latest MyIE2 Release Includes Experimental Support for Gecko

Wednesday December 24th, 2003

The latest version of the MyIE2 browser, released today, includes an option to use Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine in place of the standard Internet Explorer engine built into Windows. The experimental feature, which requires the Mozilla ActiveX Control to be installed, can be enabled via an option in the New Page submenu of the File menu. Thanks to Mezziah in our forums for alerting us to this development.


#4 Re: Re: Re: does this mean...

by robdogg

Thursday December 25th, 2003 1:44 PM

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Replacing IE engine with Gecko system-wide is actually very simple. The Gecko ActiveX Control must be compiled with the GUID exposed by the MS Web Browser control and then registered into the registry.

The problem is that Gecko control doesn't expose all interfaces/methods/classes/properties of MS Web Control and thus many applications that are dependent on the MS Web Control would simply fail.