[jdev] Re: Re: HTML display component for C++ on Windows + Jabber

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Fri Apr 29 02:04:45 CDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 07:47 +0200, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> Hi Jon,
> > Right, I'm just not sure if one exists. Oh man, I really don't want to
> > write a light-weight browser component for MFC! Are you considering
> > gecko lightweight? What did you finally end up implementing?
> >
> > Also, any thoughts or examples of use of the IE control for display?
> no im not considering gecko as lightweight. But much better than IE. There 
> is an Gecko activeX control. This would make the redustribution of your app 
> 2-3 Mb larger. The only lighweight HTML control i know is the buildin in 
> wxWindows.
> I finally ended up with the IE control. I use it for displaying chat, 
> groupchat and normal messages, and also for the typing area in the editmode. 
> But in the editmode it creates horrible HTML. So there is lots of work to 
> cleanup this HTML and convert it to XHTML when sending formatted messages 
> (JEP-0071).
> When you only need it for display, and your app is MS-Windows only, then the 
> IE control is fine.

Cool, do you have any code samples I could look at? I will publish my
results onto my website and give you credit. I think this is a very
necessary thing and I cannot find anything about it. I would appreciate
it much.

I forgot that I considered using the wxWindows HTML component, but
supposedly it won't work for Korean language (which I need fully
internationalized for this project).


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