Well, it’s seems one of my calls on my browser changes wishlist has been heard. Mozilla announced today that:
<blockquote>Apple, Macromedia, Opera and Sun Microsystems join in push to modernize plugins and create a richer web experience. In response to demand by users, plugin vendors and web developers for web browser support for an open, secure and scriptable plugin model…</blockquote>
Read the press release - Mozilla Foundation Announces More Open, Secure, Scriptable Plugins.
At worst this will result in dealing with two plugin’s - one for this new standard and the other being Internet Explorer. Well it’s a lot better than today with different plugin’s for each browser, though the main ones support all browsers.