15558Re: [svg-developers] Macromedia promises better Web apps
- May 2, 2002On Thursday, May 2, 2002, 3:30:55 AM, Mike wrote:
>> From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris@...]MC> it just uses named anchors, so it would look like this:
>> 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).
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 canMC> i am not sure if they got a license, but since the SWF file format is
>> anyone do it?
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
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
Welcome to the SVG community. Thanks for your response.
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