Bare Bones Software Posts BBEdit QuickTime Object-Embed Tag Script

BEDFORD, Mass. – May 31, 2006 – Bare Bones Software, developer of
leading-edge power tools for Mac OS X, today posted an AppleScript script
for use with BBEdit to assist Web developers in the migration away from the
EMBED tag for deployment of QuickTime 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. The BBEdit-powered AppleScript automates the implementation of the
JavaScript file recommended by Apple at:


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:


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BBEdit 8 requires Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. For more information on BBEdit,
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Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 8 is available at a suggested retail price of US$199. A crossgrade
price of US$99 is available to any registered TextWrangler user, and to
owners of Mailsmith, Adobe GoLive or Macromedia Dreamweaver. BBEdit 8 may
be purchased directly from Bare Bones Software, the retail and online Apple
Stores, and numerous major Macintosh software resellers. For a partial
listing of domestic and international resellers, visit:


All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible for
upgrade discounts by ordering directly from Bare Bones Software.
Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available. For
details please visit the company’s web site at
(, send email to (, or
call (781) 687-0700.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the
Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software
with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users
worldwide. The company’s award-winning products include BBEdit, a
professional HTML and text editor, Mailsmith, an extra-strength email
client, and TextWrangler, a high-performance plain text editor. The
company’s expanding product family also includes Yojimbo, an effortless
information organizer, and Super Get Info, a file and folder info utility.
Bare Bones Software has been crafting fine Mac software since 1993 and
operates as a privately-held corporation based in Bedford, MA. For more
information, visit or send email to