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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 17:16:03 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
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/ "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com> was heard to say:
| that as an inline hyperlink.  It seems what Tim is 
| asking is for Outlook to recognize feed:/ , turn it 
| blue and make it clickable such that it opens the 
| RSS client without knowing that .rss is at the end 
| of the string.  Is that it?  Is Tim asking not only 
| for a new URI type, but for a new URI handler to be 
| added to all text display clients so it recognizes 
| feed:/ ?

Yes, I think so. My own experience[1] suggests that adding handlers
for new URI schemes is easy. Doing it for MIME types is harder, but I
still think that's the right way to go.

Tim, why doesn't this work, in principal?

1. User clicks on http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/ongoing.rss
2. Browser gets back application/rss+xml (or whatever)
3. Application hands URI to correct handler
4. Handler does the right thing

| and pass it that value, using the usual hyperlink object 
| voodoo VBA provides.

Cross-platform VBA. That *really* will cost extra.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

[1] http://norman.walsh.name/2003/11/05/tel

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