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15558Re: [svg-developers] Macromedia promises better Web apps

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  • Chris Lilley
    May 2, 2002
      On Thursday, May 2, 2002, 3:30:55 AM, Mike wrote:

      >> From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris@...]
      >> jmc> although you can bookmark a scene within a SWF if the browser
      >> jmc> permits...
      >> (A pointer to what such a URL looks like would be interesting,
      >> off-list if you wish).

      MC> it just uses named anchors, so it would look like this:

      MC> bookmark.html#bookmark1

      Hi, Mike. Thanks for supplying the technical details. Why is it an
      html url though, wouldn't it be foo.swf#bookmark1?

      Now I see what John Dowdell was alluding to about browsers
      "communicating with plugins" - I guess the MSIE (3,4,5,6...) and NS
      (3,4) bug that strips off the fragment identifier from URLs before
      passing it to the plugin (! yes, really !) would interfere with that

      I first came in contact with this bug as it affected addressing for
      WebCGM plugins; it also affects SVG plugins and, presumably, the SWF

      >> Cool! Did they get a special license from you to do that, or can
      >> anyone do it?

      MC> i am not sure if they got a license, but since the SWF file format is
      MC> open (as in publicly available)

      Including version 6?

      MC> then yes, anyone can do it (as is
      MC> evident by the large number of third party tools and libraries that
      MC> create the swf format, most if not all of these did not license it from
      MC> us).

      I am aware of a fair amount of software that *writes* SWF; I was under
      the impression that *reading* it was subject to license restrictions
      as there is very little that does that.

      MC> btw, since this is my first post, i am the flash community manager for
      MC> macromedia.

      Welcome to the SVG community. Thanks for your response.

      Chris mailto:chris@...
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