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Re: If MS pulls plug-in support, who do I sue

From: Michael Condouris <priority_one@amberdigital.com>
Date: 09 Sep 2003 17:29:59 -0400
To: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Cc: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1063142999.15274.9.camel@jughead>

It would be a fairly trivial change to have IE launch a linked swf
directly in the standalone flash player, rather than in the browser
window using activeX.  At this point no plugin would be required; it'd
be a regular <a href=> tag which opened a separate program.  This would
be fine for most non-irritating uses of flash (and I say that as a
purveryor of said flash irritations)  For instance, Homestar Runner
would just open to an html splash page, have a link to their flash site,
and that would open in Flash Player.

On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 16:54, Jake Robb wrote:
> I suspect that Eolas would fight that as long as you're viewing the Flash
> document from within a browser.
> 
> However, downloading and saving the SWF, and then playing it with QuickTime
> Player should be okay.
> 
> -Jake
> 
> 
> 
> neo binedell wrote:
> 
> > 
> > So what is the concensus when one opens a
> > flash swf document directly from the server
> > (i.e. not embedded inside a web page)?
> > 
> > There are no html tags or html documents for
> > that matter?
> > 
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > ::: Quantum materiae materietur
> > ::: marmota monax si marmota
> > ::: monax materiam possit materiari?
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > 
> > 
> >> Jake,
> > 
> >> That's my impression also about the '906 patent.  The nut of the patent
> >> is that a plugin is run inside of a Web page (AKA, hypermedia document)
> >> and it has its own dedicated area of the Web page to show output and
> >> interact with a user.
> > 
> >> Richard
> > 
> > 
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Michael Condouris
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Telephone: 973-857-7707
Received on Tuesday, 9 September 2003 17:11:57 UTC

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