Evaluate only allowing certain sites to use Flash in content in Metro mode

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Firefox for Metro
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
6 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: bbondy, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86_64
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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Description

6 years ago
IE10 only allows certain sites to run Flash in Metro mode. 
Only sites that are on the Compatibility View (CV) list for Flash can play Flash content within IE10 in Metro.  The current process to get on this list is to email someone at Microsoft (see the link below). 

This bug is to evaluate if we should be doing the same thing, or if we should allow all Flash content.  There are some reasons for why a Flash experience in Metro is undesirable and they are listed in the document linked below.

If we do such a change, we should also support this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Flash\DebugDomain
Which is a domain that should be automatically added to the CV list (for debugging purposes)


For further information see here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/06/22/developer-guidance-for-web-sites-with-flash-content-in-windows-8.aspx
Would Firefox be able to use the same list as IE? (Or would we have to maintain our own?)

Other than the experience-related issues mentioned in the MS blog post, would there be any technical limitation on Firefox allowing the user to disable the CV list (globally, or perhaps on a per-site basis).
(Reporter)

Comment 2

6 years ago
> Would Firefox be able to use the same list as IE? 

Good question, maybe we should reach out to MS to see if we could get access to their list.  That seems like the easiest solution if we want to do this at all. 

> would there be any technical limitation on Firefox allowing the user to 
> disable the CV list (globally, or perhaps on a per-site basis).

I don't see any reason why we couldn't provide a global option and/or per site option to disable the list if we adopt it.

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 738600

Updated

6 years ago
Component: General → General
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Metro

Updated

6 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

4 years ago
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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