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[REBOL] Re: REBOL Web Browser Plugin (Alpha)

From: carl:rebol at: 6-Jun-2001 9:05

That's the advantage of going the plug-in route to doing this. But, Sterling and I have been discussing this. If instead of installing a plugin, we just made an application association to the MIME type, we would not leave the blank page. But, that would break EMBED tags. Putting it another way: it's probably not a good idea to be both an app assoc and a plug-in. The app assoc allows links to .r files to launch REBOL. The plug-in allows pages that contain EMBED with REBOL to launch. Apparently, the Netscape wizards never imagined that someone would try to do both. Their API does not address the issue, which could be solved by simply allowing our plug-in to NOT cause the page forward operation... or to allow it to tell the browser to immediately go back a page. Otherwise you have this blank page problem. But, we don't see that anywhere in the API docs (on Netscape site). We're open to ideas. We are experts in REBOL, not in browser internals. This has been problematic. We need to be careful not to set up a legacy issue for REBOL. If we do this wrong, it could come back to bite us later when we want REBOL to display its content directly within the browser window. Any browser experts out there? -Carl