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Re: Custom protocol and content handlers (section 4.5.1)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:21:52 +0100
To: "Shyam Habarakada" <shyamh@microsoft.com>, "public-html-comments@w3c.org" <public-html-comments@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <op.t5m0iqap64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

NB: personal view

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:41:16 +0100, Shyam Habarakada  
<shyamh@microsoft.com> wrote:
> [...]
> 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?

Isn't that what happens when the user installs software or can configure  
in that software? The API defined in HTML 5 is intended for Web  
applications that want to register for handling protocols. (Such as an  
e-mail application registering for mailto.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 11:19:16 UTC

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