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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
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Received on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 04:19:16 GMT

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