[REBOL] Re: REBOL Web Browser Plugin (Alpha)
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 6-Jun-2001 18:52
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From: "Carl Sassenrath" <[carl--rebol--com]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 6:05 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: REBOL Web Browser Plugin (Alpha)
> 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.
HA! That's it :-) Keep on rocking!