W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapps@w3.org > July to September 2013

Re: Allow javascript: URIs for registerProtocolHandler

From: <piranna@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:42:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKfGGh2pqyD-itP+PThxFB2=-=CJZ30DMsqftjZJQQZvD=Y=vw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
> Ian, was it ever the intent that these methods affect the way Fetch
> works? Either way, this could use some tightening up as the current
> language is quite vague. I think we should only let them affect the
> navigate algorithm. Either way, we should clarify where the URL
> translation happens as that will affect Service Workers (latest name
> of Navigation Controller).
>
I find the fact of being able to use custom protocols on <img> and
<script> tags a cool feature instead of a bug, so I would not let them
only to be used just for navigation purposes. Also, after reading
about Service Workers, I think that a combination of both can lead to
really interesting things. At least for my own personal use case (web
surfing on a WebRTC DataChannels-based P2P network, translating the
request using a custom protocol to the real location of the resources)
would be the best solution, and also would lead to other interesting
use cases (web servers inside the browsers... :-P ).


-- 
"Si quieres viajar alrededor del mundo y ser invitado a hablar en un
monton de sitios diferentes, simplemente escribe un sistema operativo
Unix."
 Linus Tordvals, creador del sistema operativo Linux
Received on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:43:07 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 18:14:13 UTC