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Re: Apple does it again - pcast

From: Christopher R. Hertel <crh@ubiqx.mn.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 22:16:20 -0500
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@mnot.net>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050718031620.GA5743@Favog.ubiqx.mn.org>

One of the reasons I am pursuing the SMB URI scheme is that Apple has
implemented it.  I did get support from the SMB client developer for OSX.  
I will be rubbing elbows with him in a couple of weeks...

KDE also went a little wild with <random_scheme_name>: stuff, but have 
since pulled most of it.  They used to have something like gg: for doing a 
Google search.

Chris -)-----

On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 09:51:13AM -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> 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/
> > 
> > 
> 
> 

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