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RE: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:26:44 +0200
To: "'David Booth'" <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: "'Steve Suehring'" <suehring@braingia.org>, <uri-review@ietf.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9C0948C93F994183B7DFEC12A335F250@POCZTOWIEC>
The browsers, at least the ones I have used, do not know the semantics about
URI schemes, except for the ones they handle internally.  They do not need
that to launch an external client or to invoke a plug-in which, at
installation, informed the browser that it can handle such schemes.  As has
already demonstrated, there is no such mechanism for URI prefixes, and
indeed there should not be because the surprise factor is too big.
There is no value in educating browser users how to connect to random SSH
servers because every such connection is backed by a preceding contract
between the provider who runs a server and the customer who is allowed to
connect.  So there is nothing to discover here.
Best regards,
Chris
Received on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 08:27:29 GMT

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