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Re: Steps to creating a browser standard for the moz-icon:// scheme

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:01:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4B5EE7BC.9020305@lachy.id.au>
To: Pierre-Antoine LaFayette <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Pierre-Antoine LaFayette wrote:
> So in HTML a user can have:
>
> <img src="moz-icon://unknown?size=16" alt="File:"/>
>
> If opened in Firefox, the browser will provide an icon for the filetype. I
> think this is a useful scheme that other browsers could benefit from. There
> is a chrome://fileicon/<path>  scheme in Chromium, however it is purely
> internal and not exposed to the Web. I thought that having a standard
> icon:// scheme of some sort would be the best approach rather than Chromium
> and Mozilla having their own browser specific schemes for icon retrieval.

What benefit is there for trying to achieve interoperability by 
standardising this?  Are these icons meant to be used by web content, or 
meant only for internal use by the browser?

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:02:22 GMT

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