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

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 11-Jun-2001 15:13

From: Sterling
> A _real_ plugin would draw directly into the browser > window. That is a lot harder than this simple plugin > that we have devised. We do want to do the complete > plugin but thought that tossing this out to the community > would be a good first step. The benefit you get with the > plugin even now is that you can use an <EMBED ...> > tag in you HTML page and you can get a REBOL > program to pop up as yo uview the page. This also > bypasses the blank page/stranded browser problem. > You can't do this with a simple file association nor does > it seem that the plugin can handle both situations by itself > though we may be missing something.
Hi, Sterling, Sorry to continue to flagellate the equine post-mortem, but I really do believe it is possible to have it both ways. Last summer I grew curious about how RealPlayer could run the BigBrother feeds as either embeded app or as a separate pop-up. They used RealPlayer technology, and their default page for Internet Explorer used the RealPlayer in an embeded state. I picked apart the HTML and javascript used, and discovered that the same exact link could be used for either embeded app or pop-up. To demonstrate this point, I'll forward the HTML page that contains *both* methods on the same page using the same link. The html code does not survive line wrapping very well, so I will forward the sample file as an attachment to your rebol address so that you can see how it works. The show, is of course, over, but AOL still pipes a standard little intro feed to what was line 1, so that is what I included. RealPlayer appears to use an (overly-) ActiveX object that can accept feeds directly as an embeded app or through href links as a pop-up. Neat idea for the 0.2 alpha. --Scott Jones