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Bare Bones Software Posts BBEdit QuickTime Object-Embed Tag Script

June 1, 2006; 06:20 AM
Bare Bones Software, developer of leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, posted an AppleScript script for use with BBEdit to assist Web developers in the migration away from the EMBED tag for deployment of QuickTime(tm) content.

As a result of the recent settlement between Microsoft and Eolas Technology, the EMBED tag is no longer supported without viewer interaction in updated versions of Internet Explorer 6, nor will it be in future versions of Internet Explorer. Any HTML code that uses the EMBED tag must perforce be modified to ensure future compatibility when delivering QuickTime content over the web.

"BBEdit makes short work of a wide range of tasks," explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. "The changes to IE require Web developers to alter their code, which, if the site is QuickTime-rich, can be a daunting prospect. We are happy to provide a script which takes advantage of BBEdit's deep AppleScript support so that webmasters can make short work of this tedious task."

The BBEdit Embed Tag Script posted today addresses the new browser requirements for a commonly encountered CSS situation where object tags contain EMBED tags for QuickTime media that must be replaced, in this case with JavaScript function calls, to dynamically load and display media content.

As with all AppleScript scripts, this common example can be modified to fit individual requirements, and adequate back-ups are always recommended. The BBEdit Embed Tag Script is available free of charge to all registered BBEdit customers from the Bare Bones Software web site: http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/embedtag.shtml .

BBEdit: Power Tool for Text

BBEdit is the leading professional-strength HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. BBEdit reliably transforms text with high performance.

An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit's best of class features including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Perl and Mac OS X Unix scripting support, glossary support, intra-application automation, and a complete set of HTML tools.

BBEdit 8 introduced over one hundred new features and improvements, including a new Documents Drawer and Navigation Bar interface for working with multiple documents in one window, new Text Factories for intra-application text processing automation, numerous enhancements to the product's signature HTML markup tools, improved Unicode support, integrated support for Perforce and Subversion, integrated support for Automator, and much more.

BBEdit 8 requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional demo version, visit the company's web site:



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