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Re: Registering the about: URI scheme

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:12:05 +1100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090126221203.GA11903@arc.mcc.id.au>

Hi Lachy.

Lachlan Hunt:
> http://lachy.id.au/dev/specs/about-uri/draft-lachy-about-uri.txt

The above currently says:

  3.1. about:blank

  Applications resolving this URI must return an empty resource,
  containing nothing.

I note that in Firefox and Opera (the two browsers I have available at
the moment) both don’t return an empty resource, but a text/html
resource that has some content, but not much.  When I “view source” in
Opera, it shows me:

<html dir="ltr">
 <title>Blank page</title>

and in Firefox I get:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"><html><head><title></title></head><body></body></html>

Does this matter?

Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Monday, 26 January 2009 22:12:52 UTC

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