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[whatwg] Meta "bugreport" proposal

From: Nicolas Froidure <froidure_nicolas@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:21:43 +0100
Message-ID: <5090EDA7.9040309@yahoo.fr>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
             Hi,

     I think we need a specification to allow users to report websites 
bugs from their browser. That's why i think it could be usefull to add a 
meta markup like this :
<meta name="bugreport" content="(uri)" />

The uri could be :
- mailto: to send a report by mail (ex: mailto:webmaster@example.org)
- http: to send the bug report a a simple HTTP POST request (ex: 
http://example.org/bugreport).
- bug: something more customizable to allow webmasters to fit bug 
reports with their systems (ex: 
bug:http?uri=/bug.dat&method=POST&captcha=/captcha.jpg )
- etc (ws:, irc: ...)

In order to test this i just made a Chrome extension illustrating how 
browsers could handle this meta markup : 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bugmeback/hgmagcomobmjhaomdoihiggpdekaehmg

The code is there : https://github.com/nfroidure/BugMeBack

Are you interested in that kind of approach for bug reporting ?

Have a nice day

Nicolas Froidure. @nfroidure
Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:21:33 GMT

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