View Full Version : VML FireFOX Plugin?

12-08-2005, 04:09 PM
Hello ppl,

We have a modified version of a VML-Paintboard with thousands of drawings on the site I work for, but users are forced to use IE since FireFox didnt offer VML support originally.

The problem is that a recent study shows that 16% of all users visit the site using FireFox, which is okay, the site is fully compatible otherwise but last month it was 13% meaning that 3% switched in just a month.

Neways I need some advise here, my assignment is to address this issue and come up with the best possible solution. I did find an article on Mono (http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page) where there is a VML plugin for FireFox that was released last month but I cant I cant seem to find the actual download, also I found references to Adobe also making one that will pop-VML but thats a bad solution I think.

I figure that if I found it, we offer a link to the plug-in download for firefox thats really the only way, otherwise we can only tell users that script its only compatible with IE only, something that it already does so yeah.

errm Im stuck will someone plz help me ? what am I posed to so here I cant find this plugin and I just dont see any other way to address it.


12-08-2005, 07:01 PM
Firefox 1.5 natively supports SVG, which is a superior and standardized XML-based vector graphics format to VML. If it's a possibility, I would suggest switching the VML over to SVG. You would then also gain support in Opera (hopefully), and of course Firefox. Plus, the Adobe SVG plugin works fairly well in IE. If changing the entire application is not a possibility, then perhaps you could look into an XSLT transform for Firefox to convert the VML into SVG on the fly, though you would still have to write some specialized Javascript to deal with the SVG.