> In fact, they wouldn't need using one of those libraries - they have > prefect PNG support in among other applications DirectX, iem and > Office. They just need to put some priority to the iew development, > which is where they fail. Then, if it is that easy, explain again how Microsoft is NOT deliberately excluding very, very wanted features for their browser(software)? If they had any interest in end user developers, why not just set aside one hour of work for one or two developers? Is your argument still that it's all about money? I'm pretty sure that Microsoft have an army of strategist (is it the correct word?) as well, and while their minds are surely set on money in 80% of the cases, I would be surprised if they're not also actively making sure that Microsoft is "on top", one way or another. Concentrating on non-standard solutions while being the superior software provider of the planet (at least for normal users) will do this job very well, since it will be they and only they who know how to work the machine in the end. I'm sorry for the unfriendly tone previously. I get caught up in discussions badly, and in my opinion Microsoft is The Company when it comes to f**king with us, the developers. I didn't use to have this black and white view on it, but after talking to a lot of people (among other, people working for Microsoft) who fully or partially confirmed that Microsofts point in everything is "we won't do it the way you want or the way you think or the good way , we do it our way" - because then they're in control of everything. Money is a very big issue, yes, but power and world dominance (he he) are big issues as well.