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Subject: Re: Browser MIME on IE4 Mac
From: Joe Crawford
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 17:36:18 +0100

Luke Miller wrote:

> When installing the flash plug-in on IE4 PPC, does the installer set your
> MIME type on the browser. Every flashed site I've gone to says I don't have
> the Shockwave Flash plug-in but when I go ahead and enter the flashed site
> it works fine. These same sites recognize that I have the plug-in for NS 3
> and 4. Thanks for your help

It's because IE4 for Mac is a stupid browser. (Well, actually it has
some nice features). Vy stupid I mean that it is brain dead and doesn't
know via scripting what it's capabilities are in terms of plugins.

Unfortunately, most detection schemes ignore this special case.

I'm afraid you'll have to "Take it up with Microsoft" :-(


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  Browser MIME on IE4 Mac, Luke Miller

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