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Re: text/sandboxed-html

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:41:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4B507094.50909@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
> 
>> Adobe is certainly committed to working with this committee and others 
>> to develop the necessary specifications, APIs, etc. that would ensure 
>> that our plugins would operate correctly with @sandbox.
>>
>> Maciej - your company is also a vendor of popular plugins (eg. 
>> Quicktime).  Ian, yours is now doing them for 3D and others.  Are you 
>> two also willing to participate?   If so, that would cover about 90+% 
>> of the major plugins in use today.
> 
> I can see how it may be useful to allow sandboxed content to embed media 
> via QuickTime.
> 
>> So what is the correct course of action to see that move forward?
> 
> One good way is to make a proposal on the plugin-futures list. That is 
> the venue for discussing and extending the "NPAPI" plugin API, which is 
> used by all browsers other than IE. IE uses ActiveX instead, presumably 
> the right way to request extensions to ActiveX is to contact Microsoft.
> 
> Regards,
> Maciej

As there are at least two different plugin APIs, we probably shouldn't 
couple the specification of "allow-plugins" to concrete progress in 
updating these APIs.

What's needed on HTML5 side is a precise definition of what that keyword 
would mean. If in the short term it'll be a no-op because no plugin API 
supports it that shouldn't be a problem.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 13:42:20 UTC

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