Jon Stahl <jon@...> wrote:
> Peter Shute (NUW) wrote:
>>> On Jun 7, 7:00 pm, Peter Fraterdeus
>>> <pet...@...> wrote:
>>>> My comment, and attempt, was based on a note somewhere, maybe I
>>>> mis-read of course, where I thought I read Duncan say that with
>>>> Kupu 1.4 from svn trunk, Flash insertion would 'just work'
>>>> Of course, I haven't had a lot of sleep lately, so may very well be
>>>> that I daydreamed it
>> He said something like that here:
> Ah, indeed.
> Reading Duncan's thread more closely, he seems to be saying that with
> Kupu 1.4-svn/trunk you can insert ATFlashMovie objects, which would
> imply that you need both Kupu svn/trunk and ATFlashMovie installed.
> That would be quite a neat little trick if it works, and a big step
It seems to work (with some limitations), but I would like other people
to try it and give me feedback. The reason I need to rely on a specific
other Plone product is simply to extract the appropriate dimensions for
the inserted object. The main limitation is that selecting an inserted
Flash object so you can edit/replace it is a bit of a pain in both IE
with IE you have to click exactly on the border of the object as
clicking inside simply activates it. So to make this a bit less painful
I stuck a thick dotted border round all Flash objects, but users will
still have to be educated about this.
with Firefox, Flash objects are completely invisible by default (try
editing a document including Flash in something like blogger and you'll
see this isn't just kupu). To get round that I found I can force Firefox
to use display:block and in conjunction with a background image you can
at least see where your Flash object is. You can select it by double-
clicking the block object, again something users won't know unless they
> Duncan also states (correctly) that this still leaves open the
> question of how to easily and safely let users paste in the embed
> codes that sites like YouTube, Google Video, etc. provide. That's a
> slightly different-but-related issue.
An issue which has also been addressed in the latest SVN kupu, although
I may have forgotten to post anything mentioning this. There is now an
option to insert an object or embed tag copied from another site into a
textbox. In fact you can use it to insert any arbitrary HTML but the
textbox will pick up the existing selection only if it is an object or
embed tag. What happens to the tags when you save your document is
another question but it works for me to drop picasa slideshows into