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Re: Who Is Bundling?
Christopher Pall wrote:
> Any program that uses ActiveX will be a program that requires MSIE (and you can't
> use Netscape for) Of course these are newer programs for the time being. As you
> probably know, the two programming products you mention here are likely to
> require MSIE because the very best people MS likes to target are application
> developers. The idea of course is to get the persons who develop appications to
> already be using MSIE, therefore the impetus to use MSIE extensions to their
> software will seem natural. However, I should note that the J++ system
> requirements (http://www.microsoft.com/products/prodref/221_sys.htm) do not
> mention the requirement for MSIE, although I find that hard to beleive. Maybe I
> will call and complain.
There is a Netscape Navigator ActiveX plugin listed on Netscape's plugin
page (not developed by Netscape). Sorry, I don't have the details -- it
wasn't something I was particularly interested in. I imagine that it
works under Win32 only. MS claims that ActiveX controls will work with
Netscape and Mosaic browsers, and I believe they they are referring to
this plugin, although I don't about Mosaic and plugins.