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Re: Registering the about: URI scheme

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:53:11 +0100
To: "Joseph A Holsten" <joseph@josephholsten.com>, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uoe7mxw564w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:41:02 +0100, Joseph A Holsten  
<joseph@josephholsten.com> wrote:
> On Jan 27, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>> Opera: The address bar changes to "opera:config", but still returns
>>>        an error.
>>> Firefox: Says the URL is not valid.
>> If "about" is to be considered to be an URI scheme, these are bugs.
> +1 but sadly, until this is published, these are just as informally  
> specified features as everything else. Anyone else got an opinion?

FWIW, at least Opera does not return an error if you include such an  
about: URL within <a href="...">...</a> which seems to indicate that the  
address bar is special cased for one reason or another. Given that the  
address bar is a UI feature, I'm not sure I'd consider it a bug if it does  
not work there. (I have not checked other browsers though.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:54:05 UTC

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