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Will ActiveX Ever Be Supported?

Monday September 28th, 1998

John Sheets writes in with a question about a topic that hasn't come up lately. John writes, "I was wondering if Mozilla will eventually include native support for ActiveX on the Windows side. Right now, as I understand it, you have to buy a plugin (from NCompass Labs) and specially convert the HTML files to be Communicator-aware. Kind of a pain."

Anyone know of any plans to accomodate ActiveX controls in the Windows port of Mozilla?


#10 Re:Will ActiveX Ever Be Supported?

by John Sheets <dusk@smsi-roman.com>

Wednesday September 30th, 1998 10:06 AM

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Shockwave/Flash3 isn't really an option. That'd require us to port everything to Macromedia/Lingo. That would be even worse than Java! (I've used Lingo before.) At least with ActiveX, we can swap the same components in our apps that we use on the web pages. And there's no doubt a significant performance difference between C/C++ and Lingo....