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Re: fb: URIs?

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:13:38 -0500
Message-ID: <e395be81002161713w3d90acckf0ee9098a06f225e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Fruin <thomasfruin@mac.com>, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org, David Recordon <davidrecordon@facebook.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Hi,

Apparently, the 'fb:' pseudo-URI scheme has escaped seriously
into the visible user environment - the replacement of real 'http:'
URIs with equivalent (???) 'fb:' URIs described below by Thomas
is a spectacular bug.

Cheers,
- Ira

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Thomas Fruin <thomasfruin@mac.com> wrote:
> On 16 feb 2010, at 22:39, Dan Brickley wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Daniel R. Tobias <dan@tobias.name> 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
>
> Unfortunately the FaceBook app doesn't just _insert_ these types of URI's. It also seems to _replace_ already existing URI's of the type http://www.facebook.com/profilename with the new fb:// pseudo URI's.
>
> This means that due to iPhone/Mac syncing, all such URI's that I had manually added to my Mac's contacts have now been converted into fb:// strings, which are unfortunately not very useful on my computer :-( Hopefully this bug will be fixed.
>
> -- Thomas Fruin
>
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:14:12 UTC

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