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[REBOL] Re: plugin question

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 1-Sep-2004 13:09

Hi Jason:
> What would it take to add a "run this script in browser" link/button on > ?
Good question....It would take three things: 1. As you suggest, scripts in question would need to be flagged in their Library header as type: [... plugin ...] so we'd know that they *could* be executed in a browser. That's explained here: and here: pe 2.The view-script and search CGIs at would need to spot the type of plugin and offer a "run as plugin" link in addition to the view and download options they offer now. That's technically fairly simple, but has not been done -- just a matter of getting the object tag right as explained in: 3. The Library team would need to be persuaded that (2) is a safe and worthwhile thing to do: -- safety -- I've not looked into the issues. I'm appreciate some responses here from anyone who has. -- worthwhile -- seems little point in doing (2) while no one has yet contributed a script that is flagged as a plugin (or updated their earlier scripts to say that they are pluginable).....Of course, I appreciate that that is partially a chicken and roundabouts situation: why should anyone do (1) when we haven't done (2)? I guess the way to break that impasse is for people to contribute plugin scripts, and then the Library team has to play catch-up. Sunanda.