Try using the Mozilla Active X control in MSHTML

Mike McCormack mike at
Fri Jan 16 21:28:49 CST 2004

Hi Dmitry,

I didn't really have much time to do testing with it... tried to use it 
in place of IE6 and IE4's mshtml, but it didn't work.

Using Mozilla to implement IWebBrowser seems to be the Right Way for me, 
as the Mozilla project is already trying to do that themselves... it's a 
common goal that we can work together on!

It would be pretty cool if we could compile Mozilla as a winelib app, or 
figure out how to do get debugging info out of the control so we could 
see what needs to be fixed for it to work.

I'm pretty interested to work on this too, but unfortunately there's 
other "real work" that I need to get done at the moment.


Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:

> Perfect! I'm fairly excited about this stuff. 
> BTW Mike, did you try to see if HTML Helps works with the
> Mozilla control? We had a task to add CHM support to WinHelp,
> but first we needed an implementation for IWebBrowser.
> People were arguing that Mozilla is not that IE compatible,
> and that using it for the IWebBrowser component will not work
> for a lot of cases, but I still think this is the way forward.
> Even if we chose in the future to have another IWebBrowser
> implementation based on khtml, this will nicely fill in the 
> gap in the meanwhile, without any maintenance problems for us.

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