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Re: a what if...

From: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 01:12:11 -0400
To: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB7D936B.E74C%jakerobb@mac.com>

Hi,

CLR is a runtime engine, not a compiler.  You need the CLR to run a .NET
app, but you can't create one without Visual Studio .NET (or some equivalent
development environment with a compiler).

-Jake


Hector Santos wrote:

> 
> 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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