Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code
Jun 25, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)
"Mozilla vice president of products Jay Sullivan says that
unlike Google, the open source outfit has no intention of bundling
Firefox with Adobe Flash —– or with a plug-in that runs
native code inside the browser. Mozilla, Sullivan says, believes
that the future of online applications lies with web standards,
"Google likes to say the same thing. But then it rolls Flash
into its Chrome browser and brews a Chrome-based "operating system"
that embraces a native code plug-in. Asked if Mozilla intends to go
native or bundle Flash, Sullivan is unequivocal.
""Our idea of the web where you can use these technologies that
are scriptable, that interact with the rest of the page, that can
be mashed up and linked into and linked out of," Sullivan told The
Reg today at Velocity, a Santa Clara, California conference
dedicated to net infrastructure. "These native apps are just little
black boxes in a webpage. That's not something we're pursuing. We
really believe in HTML, and this is where we want to focus."