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Re: web+: enabling websites to expose services with custom URI schemes to registerProtocolHandler.

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:54:46 +0200
Message-ID: <5033A136.4020703@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "public-ietf-w3c@w3.org" <public-ietf-w3c@w3.org>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
On 2012-08-21 16:45, Larry Masinter wrote:
> I don't care too much about the venue question. I’m just concerned about reliability and stability of the web.
>
> I think the problem with web+XXX (if I understand the proposal, is there actually a document?) is that they're not URIs in any reasonable sense, won't work right if bookmarked, emailed, used as a URI anywhere else, or used as a "URI" rather than just some string that happens to be found in an href.

All we have is what the HTML5 spec says about registerProtocol.

And yes, I believe they are supposed to be real URIs, bookmarkable, and 
usable outside web browsers.

> And *that* problem is that the +XXX isn't globally unique, so there's an opportunity for conflict. f two different libraries RegisterProtocolHander with the same scheme, they'll step on each other.

HTML5 pretends these are URIs, so yes, uniqueness depends on the URI 
scheme registry.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
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