[webkit-dev] WebKit Plugin Fallback, Registering for Image MIME Types

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Thu Jul 2 22:08:43 PDT 2009

On 2009-07-02, at 21:42, Simone Manganelli wrote:

> On that note, I've also been exploring taking over control of the  
> display of the image/gif MIME type, but what's puzzling is that it  
> seems that WebKit handles this MIME type internally, regardless of  
> whether another plug-in registers for it or not, even if I remove  
> the QuickTime plugin entirely.  (I've filed a bug for this as well: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26946 
>  .)  Is this a deliberate design decision not to allow other plug- 
> ins to handle images that QuickTime handles?  I've tested this with  
> image/png and it produced a similar effect.  Is this an unchangeable  
> policy, or is it feasible to allow plug-ins to handle these MIME  
> types?

Image elements are not plug-ins.

- Mark

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