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Re: fb: URIs?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:39:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7BB941.3050708@gmx.de>
To: Graham Klyne <GK-lists@ninebynine.org>
CC: David Recordon <davidrecordon@facebook.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, uri@w3.org
On 17.02.2010 00:24, Graham Klyne wrote:
>  >>> Long story short, we (certainly I, anyway) have no intentions to
> make "fb" a >>> real URL scheme. It just arose out of convenience.
>
> Hmmm... so what happens to Facebook's iPhone app when someone validly
> registers and deploys (widely) a URI scheme called 'fb:'?
>
> I would hazard a suggestion that at least a provisional registration
> might be in order (noting its limited use) to help avoid such a thing
> from happening without anyone noticing.
> ...

The problem is much bigger, as far as I recall, minting new URI schemes 
for invoking iphone applications is even recommended by the SDK, so 
there are probably many more.

See discussion around 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Oct/0002.html>.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 09:39:52 GMT

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