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Re: HTML5 proposes introduction of new family of URI schemes

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:56:58 -0500
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-ID: <FA9A234E-1A01-421C-9381-D73C8E6BE798@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Noah Mendelsohn" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "Jonathan A Rees" <rees@mumble.net>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "Paul Cotton" <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> xmpp missing from the whitelist sounds like a bug to me. Please raise a  bugzilla issue
Done

Chris

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On Jan 19, 2012, at 9:37 AM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

> On 2012-01-19 15:26, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> > Martin,
> >
> > I still do not understand, from your explanations, what value the 'web+'
> > prefix brings to the table over the status quo.
> >
> > I get that it would be bad for a malicious web service to try to trick
> > the user into associating all http traffic with it. However,
> > 'web+' doesn't really fix that, instead it creates more problems that it
> > intends to solve.
> >
> > The authors of a protocol are likely not the same individuals who might
> > conceive of the idea of a web-based handler. Seems as if the scheme will
> > simply encourage
> > all protocol designers to register their URI scheme with the 'web+'
> > prefix simply to leave open the prospect of a web-based handler. This
> > defeats the intended
> > purpose of the 'web+' prefix.
> >
> > Further, I notice the whitelist omits xmpp. Is there no hope for
> > web-based IM, absent a formal change in the spec? Someone better alert
> > Meebo.
> > ...
> 
> xmpp missing from the whitelist sounds like a bug to me. Please raise a 
> bugzilla issue: 
> <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/enter_bug.cgi?product=HTML%20WG>
> 
> Best regards, Julian
> 
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