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Re: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:42:20 -0400
To: bob@sporkmonger.com
Cc: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>, uri-review@ietf.org, uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1255398140.5481.10279.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 21:16 -0400, Bob Aman wrote:
> >  - Downloadable software that would cause the browser to recognize such
> > URIs in the future, and handle them appropriately (i.e., by opening a
> > secure shell, rather than by fetching a page from sshuri.org).
> > Furthermore, such software might even be programmed to recognize and
> > handle the "ssh:" URI scheme as well.
> I have a problem with this in the general case because I don't think
> there's currently a way for such a URI to be registered to a specific
> application in any major browser.  

Take a look at greasemonkey:
Greasemonkey is based on recognizing URI patterns and performing special
functions when such patterns are recognized.

David Booth

> And for the specific case, I can
> think of at least one use case where you might want to link to an ssh
> URI in a browser:  HTTP-based admin interfaces to machines.
> And I'll also repeat my previous comment for emphasis:  This concept
> is just confusing.
> -1 to the concept of using anything under the http/https scheme to
> formally represent an ssh identifier.
> -Bob Aman
David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
Received on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 01:42:49 UTC

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