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ActiveX vs. Plug-in

Posted on 1997-05-01
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I want to know where is the place for Netscape plug-in compare to Active
X?

I want to create a plug-in that will give me a GUI to browse different
categorie in a list. When selecting a catogirie in a first list, a
second list update to the right content.

With ActiveX, you can use existing control with event handler (like
onMouseClick,...) and put that in a Web page. How can you do that with
plug-in as quickly?

Thank you.
Pierre Jr Roy
pjroy@abacom.com
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Do you want a tree list or a dropdown list?

Both ActiveX and Plugins use native code to acomplish a given task. ActiveX though, is based on Microsofts COM and DCOM standards and is literaly riddled with security holes through which an unauthrised user can do literaly anything he pleases with your machine. As a result, most corporate users turn of ActiveX support on their MSIE browsers.

Both ActiveX and Plugins have severe portability problems. ActiveZ only runs on MSIE and many plugins are unable to run on other browsers outside of Netscape.

Would a Java solution be unacceptable?
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Mukund earned 50 total points
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A plugin is associated with a mime-type
and is basically a DLL which is invoked by
Navigator once it encounters a file of the
type.

Navigator gives the DLL the Handle to the
window (client area of the browser) and
allows the DLL to transmit and recieve
data from the web site by providing
function calls for the same. The call
interface is more SDK like.

As a suggesstion, you could go in for Java
Applets as both Active-X and Plugins are
specific to a particular platform. Try out
www.chess.ibm.com and view the applet
version of the chess match for a demo.

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