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?

#4 Re:Will ActiveX Ever Be Supported?

by Joe Drew <>

Tuesday September 29th, 1998 4:30 AM

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Ugh, I hope not. ActiveX deserves to die the painful death of a million Java applets. Other than the fact that integrating it would be a serious pain in the ass (Do you think Microsoft will support it? Neither do I), it will also be entirely platform-dependant, and that's a serious no-no. Most, if not all, of Mozilla is portable, and ActiveX isn't the sort of thing you can integrate into a FE (Front End).