have entered into an agreement and will be working together to integrate their products for the Mac platform. Opera will deliver an embeddable version of their desktop browser to be integrated into a wide range of Macromedia Web development products, according to Opera.
Opera and Macromedia will work together to develop and maintain an application programming interface (API) for an embedded browser on the Mac platform, enabling further technical collaboration between the two companies in the future. Opera’s core technology will be used as default browsing technology in a number of Macromedia products on the Mac platform and will give users the opportunity to test their Web pages with the Opera browser, said Susan Morrow, director of product management, Macromedia.
The initial phase of the agreement between Opera Software and Macromedia relates to product development on the Mac platform. However, all Web developers can test their Web pages in Opera to be certain that the pages will be displayed correctly in all browsers, since Opera is cross platform and adheres to the international open standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).