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Apple does it again - pcast

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:57:30 -0700
Message-Id: <4A719961-0B94-4C58-ABC0-B7393BA2FD8D@mnot.net>
To: uri@w3.org

According to <http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php? 
story=20050702074138201&lsrc=osxh>, Apple has introduced a 'pcast'  
URI scheme, to allow Safari (and presumably other browsers that use  
the system's HTTP libraries) to dispatch requests for 'podcasts' to  
iTunes 4.9. I did some trivial testing, and it seems this is indeed  
the case.

A few years back, they introduced 'itms' to do a similar thing for  
links to the iTunes Music Store.

Can someone please hit Apple with a clue stick? Preferably, a clue-by- 

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Friday, 15 July 2005 16:57:37 UTC

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