Re: Steps to creating a browser standard for the moz-icon:// scheme

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Lachlan Hunt <> wrote:
> Pierre-Antoine LaFayette wrote:
>> So in HTML a user can have:
>> <img src="moz-icon://unknown?size=16" alt="File:"/>
>> If opened in Firefox, the browser will provide an icon for the filetype. I
>> think this is a useful scheme that other browsers could benefit from.
>> There
>> is a chrome://fileicon/<path>  scheme in Chromium, however it is purely
>> internal and not exposed to the Web. I thought that having a standard
>> icon:// scheme of some sort would be the best approach rather than
>> Chromium
>> and Mozilla having their own browser specific schemes for icon retrieval.
> What benefit is there for trying to achieve interoperability by
> standardising this?  Are these icons meant to be used by web content, or
> meant only for internal use by the browser?

I think Pierre-Antoine would like to expose this to web content.


Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:53:45 UTC