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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.


#5 Re: Re: Re: Re: does this mean...

by locka <adamlock@eircom.net>

Thursday December 25th, 2003 3:03 PM

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This is a very bad idea. Yes you could recompile the Mozilla control with the IE GUID, but you run the very real risk of horking your system in the process. The Mozilla control attempts to implement the same interfaces as IE but it is not 100% compatible. Throw in some ActiveX content, a bit of VBScript, and a strange schema or two and it would soon break. The moral is using some other controls GUID (where the U stands for UNIQUE) is a recipe for disaster.

It's better to specifically patch any binary you want to try to use the Mozilla GUID. My page contains an IEPatcher program for this purpose and it does it safely.