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Rick Marshall wrote:
> let me get this straight....
IANAL... what I say here is what I've been told.
> cgi is not affected because there is no local interaction
> plugins for flash, real player, tcl, java, etc are. some may already be
> licenced others need to be?
> or is it the ability of the browser to support plugins which has to be
> licenced in which case explorer, mozilla, etc have to be licenced?
It seems it's the ability of the browser, but that still means no Flash and no
Java applets (the two best pieces of news in the history of the Web) unless you
embed them directly in the page using data: URIs. I think that if they're
non-interactive you can still use them (eg it's fine to show video through QT so
long as you can't control the viewer -- just as it is with images).
> controls that's ok because it's not downloaded, only the code - or is
> that covered too?
Script is ok.
> i know this slightly off topic, but it could significantly affect the
> utility of xml in the browser environment....
Yes, mixed namespaces aren't affected.
Robin Berjon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Research Engineer, Expway http://expway.fr/
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