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

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:52:43 +0000
Message-ID: <7789133a1001260652o7560b990kc3a3406b1d61babc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Pierre-Antoine LaFayette <pierre.lafayette@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> 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?

I think Pierre-Antoine would like to expose this to web content.

Adam
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:53:45 GMT

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