We have the following:

An ActiveX exe on client machines using Win32 API functions to access local
O/S data. We successfully are able to invoke the ActiveX component within
a HTML page on the client side when using the IE 4.0 browser or above. The
invocation is accomplished using JavaScript to create a "New" ActiveXObject("a.b").

Unfortunately, this does not work when using Netscape 4.51. Java fails on
the statement that attempts to create the object.

Is there a compatable, between IE and Netscape, method that can be used to
invoke the ActiveX component on the client machine? If not, how would this
type of functionallity be implemented in a Netscape environment? It is not
a requirement to use the existing ActiveX component if the functionallity
can be provided some other way.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.