PaoloM said:turrican said:*snip*
Opera decided that fighting in the marketplace by building a better product is much more expensive than actually whine with the EU or other government bodies.
Obviously providing a correct implementation of the defacto standard NSAPI/COM plugin architectures costs them money and time, and they probably figured out that they could just dump on big bad Micro$oft all their crappy mistakes.
Oh well, maybe someone should sue them for not supporting standards.
but NPAPI is not a de-jure standard, not is it particularly well-documented (the most concise resource on this is Mozilla's, but that's biased towards their implementation).