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Re: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:02:58 -0400
To: bob@sporkmonger.com
Cc: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>, uri-review@ietf.org, uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1255406578.5481.10704.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 21:55 -0400, Bob Aman wrote:
> >> 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:
> > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748
> > Greasemonkey is based on recognizing URI patterns and performing special
> > functions when such patterns are recognized.
> I'm familiar with greasemonkey.  Last I checked, greasemonkey didn't
> launch applications so much as rewrite pages in place, and even if it
> could, that's not even remotely user-friendly.  Beyond that, it's not
> something that really applies outside of the Firefox ecosystem.  The
> point isn't that it's not technically feasible, the point is that it's
> a path that has way more technical and psychological hurdles to
> overcome than getting a scheme registered with the IANA.

Getting a scheme registered is the *easy* part.  The hard part is
getting millions of installed clients to implement the special
recognition of that scheme.

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 04:19:16 UTC

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