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Tech Tip: Why can I only view certain documents in a 4D Live Window area?
PRODUCT: 4D Web 2.0 Pack | VERSION: 2004.5 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: February 21, 2007
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PLEASE NOTE: This Tech Tip applies to 4D Web 2.0 Pack version 1.0

4D Live Window uses the underlying Webkit for the platform it is running on (e.g. Microsoft WebBrowser Control for Windows and the Safari Webkit for Mac). This is why 4D Live Window plug-in areas can behave differently on each platform and why some file formats are exclusively supported.

Examples of exclusive formats for each platform are Microsoft Word and Excel documents for Windows and Dashboard Widgets for Mac. As the file support for these frameworks expands so too will the functionality of 4D Live Window expand.

More info on Microsoft WebBrowser Control:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/webbrowser/browser_control_ovw_entry.asp

More info on the Safari Webkit:
https://webkit.org/