From: inetw3:mindspring at: 14-Aug-2001 12:16
Thanks for asking Ric,
I was putting together a real browser plug-in that
took one set of code and wrote it out for NS, IE,
and Java applet from a dialect, but i could only
parse %.rscripts to give me the first text box,
button, file, etc.. that was found in the them. Not
smart enough back then.
I thought about the fact of constant browser
changes so the Rebol/java plug was
only really needed.
Rebol and java might be too slow(must test more)
so now I've learned to hack at the clipboard://
I copy from within IE pieces of the rebol script
(thanks to reblolets,(DHTML)) ,read/parse Rebol
clipboard:// data, store it in an EMCScript array(SOON)
from Rebol script and throw it back at the rebolet
code in the browser.
I f I'm wrong, sue me (let me know clipboard:// limits)
but it works. Now I'm ready to sp:save png, throw
sp and HTML(and whatever) at the browser. It's all easy
to do, just time consuming to put all those pieces
together for me.
Carl could do all this in about less than one hour.
So could about 8 or 9 others on the list. I have all the
working parts ready to go.
But do they really want to use Rebol as the next Web
service messaging language in the internet setting
or is it just talk? I don't think they are after browsers
but we (some) are. Whatever do we do.
If I can manage my time and get a demo out, the next
step is to use the Java clipboard classes to do it, and
I got that all ready too. No need to build a true Rebol
plugger when you can just paste and go, or, you really
think RT is doing it as you type.
Question? Are we left kicking against the pricks, i mean,
is RT using this stealth time, to make the next thing, and
we all just spun our wheels kicking the Core code around?
Still fun though! (how much more of that 4mill$ do they have