The Mozilla Foundation — in partnership with Apple, Adobe, Macromedia, Opera and Sun — has announced a series of changes to Web browser plug-ins that they say “will allow Web developers to offer richer Web browsing experiences, helping to maintain innovation and standards on the Net.” The new plug-in technologies will be implemented in, among others, upcoming versions of the next generation Mozilla Firefox Web browser and the Mozilla 1.x Internet suite and in plug-ins and browsers developed by the other companies that are supporting this initiative (no official word about Safari, but that would seem to be a natural progression). The companies plan to extend the Netscape Plug-in Application Program Interface (NPAPI) in a way “that allows greater interactivity” with plug-ins such as Flash, Shockwave, QuickTime and Java.