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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?


#7 Re:Will ActiveX Ever Be Supported?

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

Tuesday September 29th, 1998 1:48 PM

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I agree that ActiveX is a painfully platform-dependent solution. I would much rather implement CORBA, and it hurts that I even have to consider ActiveX. However, if my company wants to come out with browser-capable versions of our (Windows front end) software, it's either Java or ActiveX. Java is too slow to be an option. ActiveX will at least run natively on a windows box. If Communicator doesn't support it, all our customers will be forced into using IE, which hurts even more than the ActiveX decision. If anyone has any better ideas on how to embed a complex, interactive GUI interface into a web browser, I'm all ears.