[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 10015] objects with TYPE="application/pdf" only use internal PDF image, don't use PDf plugins

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Fri Apr 13 10:00:12 PDT 2007


------- Comment #5 from rsherry at adobe.com  2007-04-13 10:00 PDT -------
(In reply to comment #4)

I think we have a philosophical difference.

I like the flexibility where I can create plug-ins to handle almost anything. 
Plug-ins are used to extend and customize behavior, based on mimetype; saying
that there are a certain set of mimetypes that are simply off-limits to
plug-ins seems arbitrary to me, especially when we decide there are a few that
need special behavior.  Indeed, we don't even know what the list is since it
includes "anything an NSImage can handle" and that set of mimetypes may
increase in the future.

Why is it awful that Quicktime handles PNG?  I don't know any details about
what makes it awful, but I believe it's really a Quicktime problem, and it is
not an indication that allowing it is bad architecture. 

Given all that, though, for performance and other practical reasons I'm willing
to go along with the status quo and add the loophole specifically for
application/pdf; I'd like to put my two cents in, though, to structure the bug
fix such that it can someday be extended to all mime types.

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