Re: text/sandboxed-html

On Jan 15, 2010, at 5:41 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> Maciej
> As there are at least two different plugin APIs, we probably  
> shouldn't couple the specification of "allow-plugins" to concrete  
> progress in updating these APIs.
> What's needed on HTML5 side is a precise definition of what that  
> keyword would mean. If in the short term it'll be a no-op because no  
> plugin API supports it that shouldn't be a problem.

I would be hesitant to add a feature to HTML5 that can't actually be  
implemented (and will be a potentially confusing no-op) until another  
standards group does some design work. It's not even clear at this  
time if this is a feature authors will really want with sandboxed  


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