Following mail received from "yxy" <email@example.com> Hi,I am a research student of National University of Singapore. I am committing an experiment on netscape. I bumped into some problems with it. Could u help me?The experiment is to implement a plugin to check the content of the coming HTML page and pop up another window to show whether the content meets our need.The following are some problems: 1.As for the plugin, i set MIME to "application\x-html-plugin" and the suffix to "html". i append a normal web page with such a sentence "<embed src=xxx.html>". xxx.html is the file name of the normal web page but not the URL. In my experiment, I found that sometimes netscape would retrieve the web page once again before as the input of the plugin and sometimes it would directly input the web page to the plugin to handle. Why so? Since it is the most important for my experiment to have delat as little as possible, i wonder if there is any way to let netscape just input the web page to the plugin but not retrieve it once more. 2. I wonder the sequence of the display and the parse of a web page. is it your implementation to display the web page while parse it? If yes, then why the title of the web page is first displayed but the content of web page is displayed after return from the plugin in my experiment ? 3. how to pop up another window with the template program that netscape has provided in its SDK? i found both "windowed" and "windowless" window embedded into the original window that was displaying the content of a web page. So is it any way to implement our idea? looking forwards to your reply. cheers,yuxiaoyan
Reponse from Beth Epperson: What plug-in is the reporter using that maps to the mime-type specified? For example, Flash is mapped to application/x-shockwave-flash. When we encounter that mime-type, we know to launch Flash. Our application as a whole responds to .html file extensions, so that part has me a bit confused. In any event, I need to know a couple more things: In the About Plugins page, does that specified mime type show up? Can they copy/paste the entire section for that plug-in information? How exactly are they coding the embed element? How we resolve the plug-in is by this: 1. we analyze the embed element and look to see if there is a type attribute present (this is clearly the preferred method), if the type attribute is not present, then 2. we analyze the extension. This is where I think we might be having the doubling issue since the extension is .html, or 3. we receive the mime type from the http header It would be extremely helpful, actually it is a must have kind of thing, to have them load the plug-in where we can access to it. Then provide us with a test page so we can see what is happening.
Cc'ing reporter to get response...
Since this one has been sitting around awhile without any feedback from the reporter, I am going to close this one out. Roger, we would gladly help out if the person contacts you again.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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