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[whatwg] Registering protocol handlers

From: Peter Hall <peterjoel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:15:10 -0400
Message-ID: <9ac110a90604241715v295d547el28f1d71e3ce6af06@mail.gmail.com>
> Why would, e.g., Flickr,
> ever unregister itself as an image/x-flickr handler? (The only theoretical
> case I can see, namely the site changing its server location, seems like a
> bad reason -- you should always support the old location, good URIs don't
> change.)

Perhaps a developer at Flickr made a typo...?

Peter


On 4/24/06, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, Christian Biesinger wrote:
> > >
> > > They can't be checked at the registration point, because the URI might
> > > become valid before it is used, and because the networking library
> > > might not be able to tell if the URI is valid without fetching it.
> > > (It's also not really clear where you draw the line of an "invalid"
> > > URI -- is http://192.0.2.812/ an invalid URI?)
> >
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