Re: fb: URIs?

Hi Dan,

You're right - 'fb:' is NOT registered and due to
the syntax (invalid authority) COULD NOT be
registered with IANA.

- Ira

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On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Daniel R. Tobias <> wrote:
> I just noticed that the iPhone Facebook app, when you enable its
> recently-added feature to sync your Facebook friends with your iPhone
> contacts, inserts URIs for each person of the form:
> fb://profile/771025267
> When you click on such a URI from the iPhone contact section, it
> brings up the person's Facebook info via the Facebook app.
> I presume this is a nonstandard, unregistered URI scheme; has any
> attempt been made to register it?
> It also appears to abuse the double slash, since what follows doesn't
> seem to be any sort of "authority".
> When the contacts are further synced to other programs and systems (I
> have mine automatically syncing in quite a few directions to various
> things both on my PC and on the net), you end up with nonfunctional
> links in most of the places, as no programs that I know of outside
> the iPhone support this scheme; the "use HTTP for everything" crowd
> sometimes has a point.
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Received on Monday, 15 February 2010 17:34:27 UTC