[REBOL] Re: Rebol.org plugin question
From: jasonic::nomadics::org at: 1-Sep-2004 16:02
Thanks for your comments..
-- Security --
My understanding was that the Rebol plug-in already sandboxes Rebol scripts
in the browser from doing damage, just as flash does -
i.e. locks one out of the file system.
Please can anyone clarify this?
-- Catch-22:Chicken-Egg --
Yes I appreciate your 'If they come, we will play' approach.
I'll bet though that there are many small View scripts already on Rebol.org
which would run as is.
must be all kinds of small demos and technique how-to examples.
I suppose a script could parse though looking for 'show view layout' etc and
try to run them in the browser.
A fast hack to explore scope of the existing possibilities and hope to
encourage future ones.
-- Platform --
Re: Tom's comment about needing XP: IE and Firefox installation caveats..
But that should not be an obstacle. XP and IE are incredibly popular, like
them or not. Firefox improves thinking people's attitude/experience of XP.
More exposure for rebol is a good thing (tm)
RT and community spent a lot of precious effort [at the expense partly of
new View] to get Plug-in released.
Therefore build upon that investment by making it as easy as possible to
Does anyone have stats on browser platform access to Rebol.org for example?
How many people are in fact using XP : IE Firefox ?
I see transparent access to rebol plug-in at rebol.org working like a nice
intro to Easy-Vid.
You know --> Display code snippets --> click text to run/view --> Smile and
go wow/aha :-)
My background argument as always is that Rebol needs better web exposure.
Rebol.org has increased the Google/Division visibility significantly.
There is a new generation of potential Rebolers who could be about to
Flash Actionscript programming while much more powerful, has also gotten
considerably more complicated and expensive for newbie's.
Rebol in the browser is a great mini-laboratory for kids to learn and play