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[REBOL] extending IE with Rebol was RE: Re: Easy-Vid

From: bry::itnisk::com at: 6-Jan-2004 11:38

>It might just be a question of patents. Maybe MS has patented loading
of >scripts on web pages or something else obscenely vague. Well no actually Microsoft got sued by eolas: The desire to have some sort of way of plugging rebol more closely into Windows, especially the protocol architecture as handled via IE, was the reason for the asynchronous pluggable protocol article: The rebol example in there is pretty trivial (not to mention being spaghetti code), but I was hoping that others would have some ideas as to how such a protocol should actually work. If one of the things one wants is to just load .r files the protocol can be used to pass info as to the location of that .r file and then load it. Last night I actually started doing a useful script to run when I call reb:// 'addresses', I decided to have it have the structure Reb://password=skjuiquig&gobject=window&oid=1576&oname=IEXPLORE.EXE&load =myscript.r&exec=loadwindow A password would be obligatory, this way the script can keep track of links authored locally, and those passed external to the system. Depending on what the password and security settings are it would allow one to do specific things. The gobject parameter refers to various objects recognized by the script that allows it to lock into the system. An object referencing window tells you that the script wants to do something to a specific window. Oid tells you the pid of the object passed (not necessary for each object) Oname tells you the image name of the object passed. Load tells you what scripts to load, probably should be a list. And exec tells you what code to execute. In the example link above I'm thinking that the link tells the script to get the window from which it was called, and to load that window with the address to be able to do stuff like pass an actual windows id from IE, I'm extending the right click context menu, so unfortunately it can't be 100% rebol. Anyway, the scenario given above might not be the best way to do things, and it may not be what people want. So other suggestions would be welcome.