Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Netscape Plugin Development in XCode

A desperate Google searcher emailed me today asking about getting together an XCode project for a Netscape style plugin. Since this, apparently, is not well known, there is a NetscapeMoviePlugin project in the standard set of examples installed with your developer tools.


/Developer/Examples/WebKit/NetscapeMoviePlugIn/


One thing I would not recommend is using any of the QuickTime API calls in that plugin, they are laughably out of date. Nor was it obvious, to me, how you add things like JavaScript properties. But it is a start for an XCode project.

And I won't get started on what a sorry state of affairs that something so archaic as Netscape plugins are still used to add functionality to Mac browsers.
 
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