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Re: Re: possible: a perl plugin for web browsers?

by drfrog (Deacon)
on Aug 29, 2001 at 00:23 UTC ( #108583=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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defintley security is an issue
we can look back through five years of how java did/didnt do it!

i dont know if gui is a real issue
i mean a java applet doesnt
nessicarily output anything

thats up to the developer and what their project needs

the ability to use gtkglarea in a perl plugin
would be super smoking

i think size of the plugin could matter esp on windows
but if it was included in activestates setup?
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Re: Re: Re: possible: a perl plugin for web browsers?
by Sifmole (Chaplain) on Aug 29, 2001 at 01:32 UTC
    i have to ask.
    why do you write <BQ>your posts like</BQ>
      you want the truth or should i lie?

      ok the truth is im lazy
      and i only use line breaks

      my boss give me trouble all the
      time about lower case and no punctuation
      it could be worse...i mean....

      back in the day we didnt have no old school
Re: Re: Re: possible: a perl plugin for web browsers?
by vaevictus (Pilgrim) on Aug 30, 2001 at 18:26 UTC
    well, if activestate was set up, we could just develop a perl package system... where all the code and optional libraries could be contained, possibly compressed, and CRC verified (to avoid simple tampering over TCP). This would be a very small download for most applications.

    OTOH, without activestate set up, the plugin would be very hefty, because you'd have to basically install perl somewhat... perhaps a binary distribution that was self contained could be rather win32 universal... I'm not sure.

    Regardless, the download would be very small for almost all "applets" ... :) ... it's the plugin download that'd get you. It'd basically activestate, with a small package management setup and mime type.

    The biggest problem would be getting anyone to set it up. Perl's *way* too powerful to just download something automatically from any site and execute it. :) Gives "Microsoft Free Fridays" a brutal edge to it, as soon as someone starts using malicious system calls. :)

    Thoughts anyone?

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