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Custom protocol and content handlers (section 4.5.1)

From: Shyam Habarakada <shyamh@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 14:41:16 -0800
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This is great to see! Though, it would be better for this area to be discussed in it's own section rather than the present location in the 'Browser State' section.

There is related behavior where the user-agent behavior should be called out explicitly*. That is, an application installed on the client must be able to register protocol and content handlers such that the user-agent can seamlessly pass control of said protocols and content to the correct application. With that, service providers and application developers would gain additional flexibility in providing end-users the choice of using either web-based services or installed applications to manage their tasks/information.

* Is the HTML5 spec the right place for this?

Shyam Habarakada
Microsoft Corporation
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 05:35:19 UTC

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