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Re: an interoperable object (fallback and context menus)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:33:14 -0700
Cc: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <32C84A5D-2D74-4B85-A944-0316F22AA1CC@apple.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>

On Mar 13, 2009, at 9:40 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

>> Again, you earlier mentioned a known issue. Is there an bug id in  
>> mozilla's tracker on this? Or somewhere else? Does Mozilla maintain  
>> the NSAPI specification? Or are you talking about specifically  
>> Gecko-specific enhancements to the plugin API?
> To my knowledge, there is no NPAPI specification past "what works in  
> Netscape 4."  Opera, Gecko, and Safari all have implementations of  
> NPAPI that agree on the basics; I would not be at all suprised if  
> they differ in some of the details.  In this case I would be talking  
> about a Gecko-specific addition to Gecko's NPAPI implementation,  
> though there would be nothing stopping Opera and Safari from  
> implementing it as well.  Last I heard, plugin-futures@mozilla.org a  
> mailing list where discussion about NPAPI changes happens and where  
> representatives of the developers of all three three of the above  
> browsers, as well as various plug-in vendors, participate

In general, Safari, Opera and Gecko try to coordinate NPAPI changes  
via plugin-futures and even though not every browser implements all  
recent additions, we do at least try to design them not to be specific  
to one browser.

Received on Friday, 13 March 2009 19:33:57 UTC

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