HTML/Browser Extensions and Object Control

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 08:00:50 -0500


Message-Id: <199709161209.IAA23188@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Iain Wilkie Logan <iainlogan@enterprise.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 08:00:50 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <Marcel-1.26-0915155008-345krWe@iainlogan.enterprise.net>
Subject: HTML/Browser Extensions and Object Control

On 15 Sep 97, Iain Wilkie Logan wrote:

> [..]
> 2. What a browser *must* be able to do, *if* it can render the following:
> 
> (a) Switch On/Off:
> 
>  <BODY> Colour and background directives
>  Load/Display foreground images
>  Load/Display background images

I think foreground/background images can be combined as one inline images 
switch. (Also background images would be covered in the <BODY> attributes 
directive.)

>  Display frames
>  Display tables

Disabling frames is a good one. Tables I do not think are a problem.

>  Load/Play background sounds
>  All other proprietary extensions not mentioned above

Like Java and JavaScript.

More control of objects is desired. I would like to see the ability to
(1) not load objects above a certain size (or at least to give a dialog
  or choice in loading them)
(2) not load certain types of objects inline (such as loading audio/* or 
  video/*)
(3) not load specific objects (by name or MD5/CRC32), such as 
  the JumpingText Java applet
(4) not load objects (such as Java or JavaScipt or ActiveX) from specific 
  sites (I'm less worried about security glitches as using a complex Java 
  applet that runs fine on the author's nifty 64MB machine but crashes 
  the mere 16MB machine I happen to be surfing the web with

Rob
 
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