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Re: text/sandboxed-html

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:49:36 -0800
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <15B64EAE-7264-438B-875C-1844BAD77871@apple.com>
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>

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.


> Leonard
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 2:45 PM
> To: Adam Barth
> Cc: Leonard Rosenthol; Ian Hickson; public-html@w3.org WG
> Subject: Re: text/sandboxed-html
> That's my intent with suggesting allow-plugins - it would only allow
> those that understand @sandbox and have indicated this to the browser
> in some way. But I think we should design the mechanism for plugins to
> participate in enforcing the sandbox and to indicate that they will do
> so, and see if any plugin vendor is actually interested in
> implementing that functionality, before we add allow-plugins. I would
> not want to add it speculatively, if it initially has the effect of
> not allowing any actual plugins.
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 20:50:09 UTC

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