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[whatwg] <object> element feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:36:31 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811210036070.25579@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 20 Nov 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> 
> To give you an example though:
> 
> clsid:6BF52A52-394A-11D3-B153-00C04F79FAA6 is for the WMP 7+ api. It 
> uses a different API than the 6.4 API that's used by the NPAPI 6.4 wmp 
> plugin (npdsplay.dll) that uses application/x-mplayer2.
> 
> So, mapping the classid in this case can break things, like volume, file 
> loading, autostart etc and others things, including scripting.
> 
> However, clsid:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95 is the 6.4 classid. 
> It's still meant for the activeX 6.4 plugin, but it's pretty compatible 
> with the NPAPI 6.4 wmp plugin.
> 
> However, The Firefox WMP NPAPI plugin does support the 7+ api so 
> browsers could map clsid:6BF52A52-394A-11D3-B153-00C04F79FAA6 to it and 
> it should work for most things. (There's still the problem of Firefox 
> support <script for=""> for use with this plugin though, unless for="" 
> support has be dropped)
> 
> But, the Firefox wmp plugin says that it supports application/x-mplayer2 
> also. So, it'd have to go something like this, maybe:
> 
> clsid:22D6F312-B0F6-11D0-94AB-0080C74C7E95 -> application/x-mplayer2
> clsid:6BF52A52-394A-11D3-B153-00C04F79FAA6 -> application/x-ms-wmp (FF wmp
> plugin)
> 
> Or, the browser would have to map in a more reliable way by dll or 
> something. Anyway...

Yeah... I think I'll leave this unspecified. Thanks for the info.

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