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From Vincent Hardy <Vincent.Ha...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Batik Plugin?
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2003 07:15:24 GMT


Thomas DeWeese wrote:

> Denis Bohm wrote:
>
>> Can Batik be run as an Internet Explorer Plugin?  In the same way as the
>> Adobe SVG Viewer?
>
>
>   Not that I am aware of.  Some people have played with using Batik
> as an applet.  You can also start it from a web page using Java Web 
> Start,
> but AFAIK you can't use java to handle a particular mime type in IE,
> apparently this _is_ possible in Mozilla (I think they were/are called
> pluglets) this was done for a _very_ early version of Batik but I
> don't know where that code is (I don't think it was ever actually
> contributed- and it probably wouldn't be all that useful at this point). 


Thomas,

Your recollection is correct: we did a proof of concept using a Mozilla 
project called Blackwood. This was over two years ago. See:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/blackwood/overview.html

Vincent.



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