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Re: a what if...

From: Hector Santos <winserver.support@winserver.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 01:01:48 -0400
Message-ID: <011601c3736a$d0d1bdc0$aed72243@FAMILY>
To: "web-plugins" <public-web-plugins@w3.org>

Hi Jake,

Its called CLR! Longhorn!!

There is a reason why Microsot must insist that all its applications are
part of DOS - no, not Disk Operating System but instead  "Distributed
Operating System."

Sincerely,

Hector Santos, CTO
Santronics Software, Inc.
http://www.santronics.com
305-431-2846 Cell
305-248-3204 Office


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jake Robb" <jakerobb@mac.com>
To: "W3C Public Web Plugins List" <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 12:09 AM
Subject: Re: a what if...


>
> Sounds like a perfect opportunity to open up a few thousand more security
> holes in IE.
>
> That aside, it could work.  Windows will have to start shipping with a
> compiler installed by default... it's about time!
>
> -Jake
>
>
>
> Aral Balkan wrote:
>
> >> Um, I'm pretty sure that "extensions" are the same as "plugins".
> >> Code in a
> >> different file, loaded at runtime, and run at the request of a
hypermedia
> >> document.  Covered by the patent, I think.
> >
> > To highlight my previous post (emphasis added):
> >
> >>> Hmm, not if the browser was built with an extendable/open framework.
It
> > [the browser]
> >>> could then be *recompiled* with a new extension built using that
> >> framework and
> >>> abiding by the open API.
> >
> > Would it really be covered by the patent if the extension was
> > *compiled/patched* into the browser? i.e., the browser was recompiled to
> > include the patch? e.g., sample workflow:
> >
> > 1. I go on a site that uses Flash 14.0.
> > 2. I am informed that my browser does not support Flash 14.0 and given a
> > link to download the extension.
> > 3. After downloading the extension, IE automatically *recompiles* its
> > executable, including the Flash 14.0 patch/extension
> > 4. IE restarts itself, now with the extension as part of its binary and
> > displays the page
> >
> > Aral
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>
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