Re: web browser plug-in? Try mozplugger
> Has anybody ever tried to build a plug-in to enable web browsers to
> display lyx files?
> Lyx files would be displayed to users through konqueror, safari, firefox,
> ie-explorer toogether with a warning that, to print that file,
> latex is to be installed on the local station.
> What do you think?
Well, mozplugger can display anything, so you already got it.
Stick something like this in /etc/mozpluggerrc:
repeat swallow(lyx): lyx "$file"
Now, firefox (and any other browser that works with mozplugger)
will be able to launch lyx as a plugin. You can then view and edit
the lyx file with an instance of LyX running inside firefox.
Unfortunately, this only works if you use "File->Open" from the
firefox menu, or if you download from a webserver
that is nice enough to _not_ report any content-type for
the lyx file.
My webserver (apache) is stupid enough to call a lyx file "text/plain",
and of course you can't override text/plain in mozpluggerrc
because the browser believe it can handle text/plain itself
and so it stupidly displays the lyx file as a text file.
If someone has a solution to this problem (make mozplugger
go by extension only, or fix all the webservers in the world so