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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??


in reply to Re: possible: a perl plugin for web browsers?
in thread possible: a perl plugin for web browsers?

defintley security is an issue
thankfully
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
    okay..
    i have to ask.
    why do you write <BQ>your posts like</BQ>
    e.
      e.
        cummings?
      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....
      ATLEASTIAMNOTSHOUTING

      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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