[REBOL] Re: [Plugin] is cool
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 21-Apr-2004 13:36
>>browser's DOM tree, interesting things can be done.
>Yes it is cool but MSIE is such a security sive that my company, and a
>growing list of others, have banned the use of IE. I would really like to
>see development of the Plugin module for Mozilla/FireFox take place.
Are you new here? :-) According to some ppl Mozilla simply does not work
properly, nor does 50% of Flash work :-) Well - no need to start browser
war here, RT's strategy is clear - start with IE, produce stable release
and follow with NS type plug-in. In their announcement, they stated NS
plug-in will follow, they just did not clarified when.
But - I share your sentiment ..... plug-in will not imo gain enough of
acceptance if NS type plug-in don't come soon enough = at least imo this
year. Most potential developers (not talking intranets here) will come
from camps caring about alternatives pretty much.
For many youg ppl IE as a browser is simply non-existant, but of course
my pov is biased, as I come from computer related user camp, where
alternatives are more often used than with average home user.
Anyway - plug-in is cool even in its current form, just not stable for
1.0 release (still no working proxy support, random crashes reported). I
think once RT solves such issues, they will start looking into NS
plug-in once again, as we have some cool folks here who are fluent with
C/C++ and who offered RT help to set-up Mozilla dev. environment, which
according to some ppl on web is a bit chaotic sometimes ...
One important issue which has to be solved in the future though is
multiple plug-in instances per page, or banners are not possible. I hope
RT keeps that request in mind to later not introduce incompatibilities
once such support is added.