Re: Flash (Thomas vs Denis) vs Shockwave (Aldo) PANORAMAS ?
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Yuval Levy <yahoo06@...> wrote:
> my understanding is that when QuickTime (or Flash, or any other plugin)This is not true for all plugin technologies. A lot of plugins for IE
> requests a URL, the HTTP request is handled by the browser.
(ActiveX plugins) use WinInet API directly to access to Internet
files. In these cases, the IE browser does not know nothing about
Browser security policies, are used to allow or disable the plugins
execution, BUT only that. When the plugin runs, all data requested by
the plugin is managed only by the plugin. To give you an example, the
restriction of shockwave to load local data only from "dswmedia"
folder, is a restriction made in the plugin, not in the browser, the
browser never blocks any data, in local or in Internet.
The problem with Flash was that some vulnerabilities was discovered in
Flash5 core, and a SWF conveniently manipulated by a expert cracker,
could allow to run a virus in the browser. So, if QT uses Flash5 core,
maybe Apple decided to disable SWF by default. This could be solved if
QT integrates the latest Flash core, but Adobe does not license its
Flash source code since 7.0 version.