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Re: The 'javascript' scheme

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 07:55:40 -0500
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0611100455we3ab2a4g40096fc6cde40925@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: uri-review@ietf.org, uri@w3.org

On 11/10/06, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Paul Hoffman schrieb:
> >
> > At 9:15 AM +0100 11/9/06, Julian Reschke wrote:
> >> You need to install software on your machine (not in the browser) that
> >> knows how to handle "tel" URIs.
> >
> > I believe that even if the machine has software for handling "tel" URIs,
> > that software will not "obtain a representation" of a phone number: it
> > will initiate a phone call.
> It will start an application capable of doing phone calls, just as
> "mailto" starts an application allowing to send email.

Or, as with Google Mail (in conjunction with Google Desktop, I
believe), that "application", in effect, redirects the browser to a
new URI that opens an HTML compose window to that email address...
which is most definitely a representation.  IMO, this just goes to
show that whether a representation is returned or not depends on
context (client/browser configuration, proxy configuration, time), not
the URI scheme.

One could also imagine an AJAX based IRC or telnet service which was
similarly hooked to the browser.

I'll comment on the draft later, in the other thread.

Received on Friday, 10 November 2006 12:55:55 UTC

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