[X3D-Public] Web3D.org Front Page

Joe D Williams joedwil at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 23 07:34:22 PDT 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "GLG" <info at 3dnetproductions.com>
To: "'Braden McDaniel'" <braden at endoframe.com>; 
<x3d-public at web3d.org>; "'Joe D Williams'" <joedwil at earthlink.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:56 AM
Subject: RE: [X3D-Public] Web3D.org Front Page

> Under Firefox 3.0.8 the plugins are found in Tools ->
> Options -> Applications. And yes BS Contact is installed.
> The server MIME type is also correct and we're using the
> .wrl extension.
> I'd like to remind you that the combination of <object> and
> <embed> tag works well for us (whether nested or not).

STill, what you are using, the last I saw, was not consistent.

>  I
> became involved in this thread because it lead to believe
> that <object> alone was sufficient. I related my own
> experience and the fact that <embed> is a necessary tag in
> this particular case, where only the BS Contact browser
> should be loading in any circumstances (regardless of
> browser whether IE or Firefox, and regardless of other Web3D
> plugins installed).

I don't think this is true.
\I think you are betting BS contact loaded more ofr less stricktly 
because of the mime type you are using.
If the file is served with that mime, then even better.

Thanks and Best Regards,

> Lauren
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: x3d-public-bounces at web3d.org [mailto:x3d-public-
>>bounces at web3d.org] On Behalf Of Braden McDaniel
>>Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 4:31 AM
>>To: x3d-public at web3d.org
>>Subject: Re: [X3D-Public] Web3D.org Front Page
>>On Tue, 2009-06-23 at 04:05 -0400, GLG wrote:
>>> Yes Joe, I realized the 'type' element in <object> was
>>> likely the same thimg as in <embed>. But it was worth a
>>> to see what happens. As it turns out, nested <object>
>>> do not work in Firefox.
>>> With the correct 'type=application/x-oleobject' all I get
>>> a blank page/frame.
>>That's not correct.  The "type" attribute of "object"
>>refers to the type
>>of the resource referred to by the "data" attribute.
>>> When attempting to use the <embed>
>>> 'type="application/x-cc3d"' Firefox complains that a
>>> needs to be installed.
>>What Firefox version?
>>Does "about:plugins" show a plug-in for that type?
>>You should also make sure your server is sending the
>>Content-Type.  I think with recent Firefox versions, the
>>sent by the server will supersede the "type" attribute.
>>This is the
>>correct behavior.
>>Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com>
>>X3D-Public mailing list
>>X3D-Public at web3d.org

More information about the X3D-Public mailing list