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Comes 2911: Apple complaints to MS about broken QT plugin
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 03:55 PM EDT
Several emails back and forth between Apple and Microsoft
about how IE 3.0 is ignoring the plug-in API from Netscape,
which had become standard.

Microsoft's answer to rewrite the QT plugin as an ActiveX
control.

Later complaint about live preview being displayed outside
the Window bounds if the Window is moved.

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This was a tough one to transcribe - a lot of very hard to
read words in there. Still left a few words as ???. Going to
give the transcription a rest for a while, but at least that
was 12 done this weekend.

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Comes 2911 - Foot in mouth moment
Authored by: stegu on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:20 PM EDT

>Why would you take over WAV, AVI and MIDI?
>These are Microsoft Windows formats.

Why would you take over QuickTime movies? These are Apple formats. The fact is that thirty of these file formats have become [de facto] standard formats. As such, Apple wants to be able to ??? some of the unique benefits of QuickTime is these formats. By the way, MIDI isn’t a Microsoft format at all. MIDI was created by the MIDI Manufacturer’s Association (MMA). The MMA is industry consortium of which both our companies are members. The MIDI format is an industry standard like MPEG.

This shows the narrow mindset of MS internal culture. True, it's another story, the one about anti-competitive behavior for media playback, which MS was later taken to court over and found guilty, but it's still a very stupid remark made by Windows-centric people who are living entirely inside the world of their own creation.

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