Browser makers enhance plugin spec

by Edd Dumbill

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Opera, Mozilla, Apple, Macromedia, and Sun are going to build a better plugin API. And about time too: while other browser technologies have moved on, plugins have remained a square gray box in the middle of a page.

From the press release:

The companies have set to enable developers to build Web browser plugins more securely and efficiently. The announced alliance is working to extend the Netscape Plugin Application Program Interface (NPAPI) to support an advanced plugin model based on open Web standards.

Happy to see the browser wars reactivated. It's pushing
the technology on again.