[foms] <video> ActiveX plugin

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 09:55:43 PDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Michael Dale <dale at ucsc.edu> wrote:
> On 10/05/2010 08:35 AM, Cristian Adam wrote:
>>  Hi,
>> Here is a short summary of the issues raised at FOMS regarding the
>> <video> ActiveX plugin:
>  I have had trouble with the javascript bindings with dynamic injected
> VLC content in some versions of IE. I don't have time to dive into the
> details right now, but I will try and produce a reproducible error and
> report sometime soon.

A question was raised if it was possible to set the tag namespace via
javascript dom manipulation. E.g. so a user script can stick it on
existing video tags.

Someone needs to test this— without easy access to windows I can't.
But if no one else does it then I can setup an example for Cristian to

If it doesn't work I made the suggestion that recreating the tag via
innerhtml may work.

Once this is sorted out a userscript ought to be created that does
this so that IE-video unaware sites will work for people— perhaps the
installer could even configure this.... though I'm unsure of how
effective this would be, since the video tag is often

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