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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?


#15 Re:Will ActiveX Ever Be Supported?

by Doug Blatherwick <blackhand@home.com>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 12:37 PM

You are replying to this message

> ActiveX in the client would help > sell Netscape servers for > intranets, the main place where > ActiveX is heavily (and safely) > used.

Poor deluded person. Since when was an intranet secure? Ok, if no computers on the intranet were ever connected to the internet, then you might be safe from internet users, but Active X is still is a good basis for a virus that would destroy a complete business from one computer.

To safely use Active X Win32 would have to be emulated, with certain features having heavy security, which basically means that adding Active X would be a waste of time. Plus, its proprietary, don't want that on the web.