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

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 6-Jun-2001 18:52

----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Sassenrath" <[carl--rebol--com]> To: <[rebol-list--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! -pekr-