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RE: Apple does it again - pcast

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 09:51:13 -0700
To: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@mnot.net>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1DuCND-0003NP-Vd@lisa.w3.org>

It should be possible, under the proposed new process, for someone else
to register a scheme if the "owner" doesn't do so.  I don't know
if we should encourage this more? There aren't any 'clue sticks'
written into the process. Should there be?

Larry


> 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-four?
> 
> --
> Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
> 
> 
Received on Sunday, 17 July 2005 16:52:18 UTC

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