Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: CFC: addition of "protocol_handlers" to web manifest

I can confirm that we Microsoft also has strong signal that this is a necessary feature for PWAs.
From: Thomas Steiner <>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:15 AM
To: Terence Eden <>
Cc: Thomas Steiner <>; Marcos Caceres <>; Anders Rundgren <>; public-webapps <>; Diego Gonzalez <>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: CFC: addition of "protocol_handlers" to web manifest

I really like this idea - but is there any evidence that users of the web want this?

The reaction on Twitter was positive (<>) and there are 39 stars on the bug (<>), plus some partners are interested in this (that I can't disclose here). You can check what we count as developer signals here:<>.

What is the user experience when a user clicks on a link for which they don't have a scheme handler?

On Chrome, it will do nothing user-visible upon clicking the link and on the console log an error message (see attachment).

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